Mr. Valente to Mr. Blaine.

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I have just received a cablegram from our minister of finance stating:

Rio de Janeiro, November 24.

I inform you that all the provinces have signified their adherence to the Republic and Provisional Government without any resistance or protest. The Government of each State is rapidly being organized. A decree of the Provisional Government has extended the right of vote to all the citizens, except only those unable to read or write. The archbishop, head of the church in Brazil, has conferred to-day his solemn benediction upon the Government and the Republic.

Believe me, etc.,