Mr. Dudley to Mr. Hay.
Lima, Peru, March 28, 1904.
Sir: Referring to my No. 879, of the 5th instant, I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of my note to the Peruvian foreign office, acknowledging, with the addition of certain observations, the receipt of the governmental resolution that requires certificates of celibacy to be presented by foreigners before they may be married in Peru. It has become clear to the Government that the resolution was ill advised, and it is altogether probable that it will be repealed as soon as the answers of the legations have been received and referred to the ministry of justice, for which purpose the foreign minister requested us to no longer delay our acknowledgments, as he had previously desired.
Trusting that the tenor of my note may meet your approval, I have, etc.,