Minister Dudley to the Secretary of State.

No. 1241.]

Sir: Referring to Mr. Neill’s No. 1213a of December 14, 1905, I have the honor to advise the department that the treaty of commerce recently concluded at Lima between Peru and Bolivia, and which is intended to replace their treaty of June 7, 1881, was ratified by the Peruvian Congress yesterday. The latter treaty was denounced by Bolivia and will continue in force only until the 30th of June next.

I have, etc.,

Irving B. Dudley.