to Mr. Jarvis.
Washington, September 5, 1887.
Sir: I telegraphed you on the 1st instant:
You may continue to use good offices to facilitate further extension of time for laying Pedro Segundo cable. The company represents its intention and capacity to complete the work under its existing contracts. Acknowledge reception.
I now inclose a copy of the letter from the secretary of the company, pursuant to which the above instruction was sent.
The Department will be gratified to hear that the promoters of the enterprise are successful in their efforts to afford to the commerce of the United States and Brazil the increased telegraphic facilities promised by their project.
I am, etc.,