Mr. Hill to Mr. Bryan.


(Mr. Hill states that it is represented that the Brazilian Government is proceeding, without judicial process, to enforce the payment of [Page 108] inheritance tax of Baron Thomsen at Rio Grande do Sul by seizure of property of the copartnership of Thomsen & Co. Mr. Bryan is instructed to invoke good offices of the Brazilian Government with a view to assure due legal process and judicial hearing and decision of question of amount of inheritance tax justly due, payment of which Baron Thomsen’s son represents his willingness to make.)