to Mr. Trail.
Washington, February 25, 1887.
Sir: I have received your No. 71, of January 19 last, in regard to the damage done the United States consulate at Santos on the 9th ultimo by persons who, as now explained, aimed the attack, which was made with stones, at the shop directly under the consulate.
The case does not appear to call for any urgent pressure, especially as it can not be doubted that, under the circumstances, the authorities will hasten to repair the damages occasioned by their apparent, failure to enforce the laws and preserves the peace.
I am, etc.,