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EXHIBIT D.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE. To all to whom these presents shall come. Greeting :

I certify, that it appears from authentic official information on file in this Department, that a state of war has existed between Spain and the Republic of Chile, from the 25th of September, 1865, up to the present time; that the United States are, and have been during the same period, at peace with both the aforesaid nations, and that Stephen Rogers was recognized as consul ad interim of the Republic of Chile for the Port of New York, and its dependencies, from the 13th October, 1864, to February 12, 1866, when his exequatur was revoked.

In testimony whereof, I, William H. Seward, Secretary of State of

the United States, have hereunto subscribed my name, and caused the seal of the Department of State to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this twenty-ninth day of March, A. D. 1866, and of the Independence of the United States the ninetieth.

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

SEAL.
DEPT OF STATE.

EXHIBIT E.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

DEPARTMENT OF STATE. To all to whom these presents shall come. Greeting :

I certify, that the paper hereunto annexed is a translation of a document officially communicated to, and now on file in this Department.

In testimony whereof, I, William H. Seward, Secretary of State of

the United States, have hereunto subscribed my name, and caused the seal of the Department of State to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this thirty-first day of March, A. D. 1866, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninetieth.

WILLIAM B. SEWARD. [SEAL.]

[Translation.]

Promulgation of the Declaration of War with Spain.

The Government of Spain has just opened hostilities against the Republic, blockading with the squadron she has in the Pacific, the port of Valparaiso, and, as there is good reason to presume, other Chilian ports, notwithstanding the reiterated protests, which, in the name of the Government of Chile, have been directed to the chief of the said squadron against an aggression which nothing justifies, and which deeply wounds the honor and rights of Chile. Provoked in this manner to war, the people and Government of the Republic are compelled to accept it as the only resource to vindicate their dignity and rights unjustly outraged, and to provide for their security, now threatened.

Therefore, in use of the faculties conferred on me by the part 18th of Article 82 of the political constitution of the State, and in conformity with the authorization conferred upon me by the law of the 24th of the present month, and year, in the first paragraph of its only article, I solemnly declare and decree :

1st. The Republic of Chile accepts the war that has been forced upon it by the Government of Spain.

2d. All treaty and commerce and all kinds of intercourse are closed between the two belligerent States.

3d. The authorities and citizens of the Republic will use of a perfect [Indorsed.]

[Master's Oath on Clearing Outward.]

DISTRICT AND PORT OF NEW YORK.

I, E. Kemble, master of the steamer Meteor, bound from the port of New York to Panama, do solemnly, sincerely, and truly swear, that the manifest of the cargo, on board the said steamer, now delivered by me to the collector of this District, and subscribed with my name, contains, according to the best of my knowledge and belief, a full, just, and true account of all the goods, wares, and merchandise now actually laden on board the said vessel, and of the value thereof; and if any other goods, wares, or merchandise shall be laden or put on board the said steamer previous to her sailing from this port, I will immediately report the same to the said collector. I do also swear that I verily believe the duties on all foreign merchandise therein specified has been paid or secured according to law, and that no part thereof is intended to be relanded within the United States; and that if, by distress or other unavoidable accident, it shall become necessary to reland the same, I will forthwith make a just and true report thereof to the Collector of the Customs of the District wherein such distress or accident may happen. And said cargo is truly intended to be landed in the port of So help me God.

EDMUND KEUBLE. Sworn to before me, this 22d Jan., 1866.)

G. M. EMBREE,

Dep. Col.

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EXHIBIT G.

NEW YORK, December 12, 1865. R. B. Forbes, Esq., Boston:

DEAR SIR, — We telegraphed our Mr. H. H. Wright, at your city, to obtain from you the price of the Meteor, subject to a commission of five per cent to us, and have his reply, offering the ship at $ 350,000. In your absence we called on Messrs. Cary & Co., who furnished us particulars which we have handed to our parties. They have made a slight inspection of the ship, and propose sending their engineers on board tomorrow, when, if they mean business, we shall be prepared to make an offer. Mr. Cary has called on us to-day, and says he is the party through whom the purchase is to be made. We telegraphed as above, supposing you were the only party. Please set is right on this point, as we do not wish any collision should we effect a sale.

Yours truly, (Signed)

CHARLES L. WRIGHT & Co.

EXHIBIT H.

Boston, December 13, 1865. GENTLEMEN, - Anything which Messrs. Cary engage will be ratified by us.

Truly,

J. M. FORBES & Co.,

Agents Steamer Meteor. To Messrs. C. L. Wright & Co.

right, and will fulfil a sacred duty hostilizing the enemy, repelling his aggressions, and defending the national territory by all the means permitted by the rights of nations, and which are admitted among civilized people, in any unforeseen emergencies when they have not received special instructions from me.

4th. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic will communicate to friendly nations this declaration, and will explain to them the motive of the war and the justice of our cause, and the Minister of the Interior will cause it to be made known to all the citizens of the Republic, ordering to be published with all due solemnity.

Given in Santiago, the twenty-fifth day of September, of one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, and fifty-fifth of the independence of Chile. (Signed)

JOSE JOAQUIN PEREZ. The Minister of the Interior and Foreign Affairs, (Signed)

ALVARO COVARRUBIAS. The Minister of Justice, Worship, and Public Instruction, (Signed)

FEDERICO ERRAZUERIZ. The Minister of the Treasury, (Signed)

ALEJANDRO REYES. The Minister of War and the Navy, (Signed)

JOSE MANUEL PINTO.

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