Eighteen passports, viséd here on the 17th October, 1870, by the French consul in Rio de Janeiro, and having on them stated in the visé that the bearer of such passport was “engaged to enter the military service of France, and was held to present himself to the proper authority,” were presented at the office of the chief of police in Rio, iu order to have issued the corresponding permit of departure. The chief of police refused to grant the pase to the bearers of such passports, and his action was approved by the Brazilian government, who directed him to inform the French consul that such recruitments or engagements to enlist, made here, on neutral territory, were in violation of the laws and neutrality of Brazil, and that such persons so enlisted could not be allowed to depart.