Mr. Wharton to Mr. Da Costa.

My Dear Mr. Da Costa: I have received your note of the 18th instant, addressed to the Secretary of State, informing him of the cablegram received by you from Rio de Janeiro, announcing the attempt made on the Emperor’s life, and requesting him to apprise the President of the information you had received.

I yesterday addressed a telegram to our minister at Rio de Janeiro, directing him to convey, through the foreign office, the President’s congratulations to the Emperor upon His Majesty’s happy escape.

Expressing my personal sympathy with you in this unfortunate occurrence, and my congratulations that it has not been attended by any serious result,

I remain, etc.,

William F. Wharton.