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The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1860., [Electronic resource], The Withdrawal of the American Minister from Peru. (search)
The Withdrawal of the American Minister from Peru. --The news from Peru is particularly important. Mr. Clay, our Minister, having, pursuant to instructions from Washington, demanded his passports and retired from Lima in consequence of the Peruvian Government — that is to say, President Castilla--having refused to abide by the decision of President Buchanan or to adopt the proposition of Mr. Clay, that a sum of money should be placed in the hands of a mixed commission before the claims of the injured parties were examined. Peru claims that Chile and France sustain the decision of her own courts in the condemnation of the Lizzie Thompson and Georgiathe decision of her own courts in the condemnation of the Lizzie Thompson and Georgiana, and insists that the United States, being an interested party, cannot decide the controversy, but should select some friendly third Power as arbitrator, to whose decision she (Peru) will bow. Mr. Clay was expected at Panama on the 20th inst.