Mr. Hay to Senhor Brasil.

No. 22.]

Sir: Referring to your recent interview with the Assistant Secretary of State, I have the honor to say that the Secretaries of the Treasury, War, and the Navy, and the governor of New York have [Page 28]been advised of the expected arrival of the Benjamin Constant at New York, and requested to direct the authorities there to extend the customary courtesies to the vessel.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.