The Peruvian Minister to the Secretary of State.

Sir: I am in receipt of special instructions from the minister for foreign affairs of Peru to invite your excellency to stop over at Lima on your excellency’s forthcoming trip to South America.

It is the endeavor of my Government to receive the visit of the Secretary of State of the United States that he may be the recipient of personal expressions of the old, sincere, and cordial friendship that have so happily united Peru to this Republic.

My countrymen will feel greatly honored with your excellency’s visit, and will be very pleased should the opportunity present itself when your excellency may personally get acquainted with the true and unanimous enthusiasm with which they appreciate and support the American policy of justice and close friendship pursued by your excellency in the foreign relations of this great nation with the republics of the south.

Accept, etc.,

Felipe Pardo.