Minister Dudley to the Secretary of State.
Lima, Peru, August 1, 1905.
Sir: I have the honor to mention that the Peruvian Congress assembled in ordinary session on the 28th ultimo. The organization of the two chambers shows that in each the government continues to have a strong majority. The opening ceremonies, held in a joint session, were attended, as is the custom, by members of the executive and judicial branches of the government who reside at the capital and by the diplomatic and consular corps at Lima.
Under separate cover I inclose two copies of the message read by the President upon the occasion; and herewith inclose translation of extracts therefrom.
I have, etc.,