Mr. Dudley to Mr. Hay.
Lima, Peru, April 11, 1904.
Sir: Referring to my No. 885, of the 28th ultimo, and as a corollary of the legation’s note to the Peruvian foreign office, of which a copy was therewith inclosed, I have the honor to submit herewith to the Department a copy of a communication from this legation to the American consul at Callao, in which I have directed him to refrain from issuing certificates of celibacy to citizens of the United States and to warn the American consular agents in Peru against doing so.
The resolution, or decree, requiring these certificates will undoubtedly be repealed.
I have, etc.,