Mr. Thompson to Mr. Gresham.
Petropolis, January 31, 1895. (Received March 11.)
Sir: I now have the honor to transmit the additional report from Consular Agent Grant, mentioned in my No. 335, of January 24, on the wounding and killing of the American sailors at Santa Catharina. From the report the crime appears to be more vicious and heinous than I had [Page 56] at first supposed, and to have been committed entirely without provocation. Mr. Grant also mentions that the witnesses had been threatened and that it was only with much difficulty they could be induced to testify.
I will advise you of the result of the trials.
I have, etc.,