Mr. Uhl to Mr. Thompson .

No. 217.]

Sir: I have received your No. 338, of January 31 last, inclosing the report of Consular Agent Grant concerning the killing and wounding at Santa Catharina of certain sailors from the American schooner Isaiah K. Stetson.

The affair as thus reported presents features of atrocity and wantonness which can not fail to call forth the severest condemnation of justice, and it is confidently expected that its vindication will be speedy and complete.

You will continue to impress upon the Brazilian Government the interest with which the case is here watched, and urge prompt and satisfactory action.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl