Mr. Thompson to Mr. Gresham.
Metropolis , September 22, 1894 . (Received Oct. 24.)
Sir: I inclose memorandum of a conversation I had with the director-general of the foreign office on the 20th instant. The memorandum outlines the probable action of the Brazilian Government in regard to the commercial arrangement in view of the recent changes in our customs duties.
I also inclose copy of a letter from Consul-General Townes upon the same subject, complaining that orders for American goods are being canceled on account of the possible discontinuance of the arrangement.
I have, etc.,