Mr. Adams to Mr. Blaine.
Rio de Janeiro, July 23, 1889. (Received August 17.)
Sir: I herewith acknowledge receipt of cablegram dated Washington, July 19:
Adams, Minister, Rio:
Convey to minister for foreign affairs congratulations of the President to the Emperor on his escape from the assassin’s bullet.
In pursuance of above instructions, I called personally on the morning of 22d instant on the minister and secretary for foreign affairs, and in his absence left a note, a copy of which is herein inclosed. I would state that I should have previously called, with the other ministers, to offer congratulations, but I had not at the time presented my credentials.
I am, etc.,