Mr. Uhl to Mr. Bayard.

No. 311.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch, No. 153, of the 7th ultimo, reporting your interview with the Earl of Rosebery in regard to the question of the recognition of the Brazilian insurgents as belligerents, and his expression of an intention to act in line with the Government of the United States in Brazilian matters now pending.

Your representations to Lord Rosebery are fully approved by the Department. The cordial conformity of Her Majesty’s Government to the views of the United States in regard to the subject in question is the more fully appreciated because confidently expected. The recent course of events in Brazil has made the contingency of the recognition of belligerent rights for Mello’s abortive revolt even more remote than heretofore, and the Department’s views concerning the wisdom and appropriateness of the course pursued in relation to the subject remain unchanged.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary.