No. 56.
Mr. Trail to Mr. Bayard.

No. 79.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose a translation of a note from the Brazilian foreign office of yesterday, which states that the request made by me in compliance with your cable instructions of the 23d ultimo, for an extension of the concession held by the Dom Pedro Segundo American Telegraph and Cable Company has been granted, and the time for the immersion of the cable extended six months from March the 19th.

The company’s representative in Rio shall be notified to-day of the official communication referred to above.

I have, etc.,

Charles B. Trail.
[Inclosure in No. 79.]

Mr. de Cotegipe to Mr. Trail.

Referring to my note of the 7th of this month I have now to communicate to Mr. Charles B. Trail, chargé d’affaires of the United States of America, that by decree No. 9733, of the 19th instant, the period of time for the immersion of the submarine cable, to which relates the concession transferred to the D. Pedro Segundo American Telegraph and Cable Company, has been extended for another six months prorogado pormais scis mezes).

I have, etc.,

B. de Cotegipe.