Mr. Thompson to Mr. Olney.
Petropolis, October 3, 1895.
Sir: I have much pleasure in informing you that the National Congress has passed a resolution authorizing the refund of the duties collected on American merchandise in contravention of the commercial arrangement between the United States and Brazil of January 31, 1891.
The resolution has been sanctioned and promulgated by the President, as you will observe from the inclosed copy.
I have, etc.,