Mr. Hill to Mr. Bryan.

No. 205.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 249, of the 1st instant, transmitting copy of a note addressed to you by the German minister to Brazil, requesting your cooperation in an endeavor to prevent the enforcement of the Brazilian law forbidding the use of the Portuguese language in trade-marks on articles of foreign manufacture.

In reply, I have to say that you will follow the instructions sent to you by cable and mail directing you to remonstrate against the law referred to.

You will do this, however, independently of other diplomatic agents.

I am, etc.,

David J. Hill.