Senhor Mendonça to Mr. Gresham.

Sir: I have the honor to communicate to your excellency the following cablegram just received from my Government:

Aquidaban was sunk in the port of Santa Catharina by torpedo boat of the fleet of the Brazilian Government. Mello went to Buenos Ayres with the cruiser Republica and four other vessels; asked for and obtained asylum, declaring to abandon the contention, for lack of resources. Delivered vessels to Argentine Government. Rebellion ended.

Accept, etc.

Salvador de Mendonca.