Mr. Lee to Mr. Blaine .
Rio de Janeiro , April 2, 1890. (Received April 28.)
Sir: I have the honor to report that I was received yesterday (April 1) by the President for the purpose of presenting the joint resolution of Congress congratulating the people of Brazil on their assumption of the powers, duties, and responsibilities of self-government.
I inclose a copy of my speech and of the President’s reply to the remarks made by me on that occasion; also a translation thereof and notice in O Paiz with translation.
I have, etc.,