Mr. Adee to Mr. Thompson.

No. 184.]

Sir: I have received your dispatch No. 295, of the 25th ultimo, reporting that you have received formal notification of the desire of the Brazilian Government to terminate the commercial arrangement of January 31, 1891, between the United States of America and the United States of Brazil.

The views of this Government in regard to the cessation of the effects of the commercial arrangement of 1891, by the operation of our existing tariff law and without notification on our part, are expressed in a note I have just addressed to Senor Mendonça on the subject, of which, and of the Brazilian minister’s communication to me, copies are appended for your information.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.