Minister Sorsby to the Secretary of State.

No. 209.]

Sir: Referring to my No. 206, of the 16th instant, relative to the Peruvian-Bolivian commercial relations and the proposed annulment of the commercial treaty of 1881 by Bolivia, I have the honor to report [Page 96] that an agreement has been reached by the two countries whereby the said treaty will remain in force and effect until June 30, 1906; and that a new treaty of commerce to supersede that of 1881 has been signed at Lima by the Peruvian minister for foreign affairs and the Bolivian minister at Lima, and it is expected that it will be at once submitted to the Congresses of the respective countries for ratification.a

I have, etc.,

William B. Sorsby.
  1. Printed under Peru, p. 738.