Mr. Gresham to Señhor Mendonça.

Sir: Referring to my note to you under date of May 31 last, I have the honor to inform you that the Department is in receipt of a dispatch from the United States minister at Lisbon, No. 40, of June 27, 1894, stating that in an interview had with the minister of foreign affairs regarding Brazilian citizens resident in Portugal, his excellency was extremely courteous, and said that in case of need during the suspension of diplomatic relations between Brazil and Portugal it would be entirely agreeable to His Majesty’s Government to have Brazilian citizens resident in Portugal placed under the protection of the American minister.

Accept, etc.

W. Q. Gresham.