Ambassador Thompson to the Secretary of State.
Metropolis, April 4, 1905.
Sir: For the information of the Department of State I inclose herewith copy of a letter received from the consul at Bahia, under date of February 10, with reference to the Brazilian schooner Oliveira, of Alcobaca, State of Bahia, which has recently entered the port of Bahia flying at the foremast a flag resembling our national ensign.
The matter was brought to the attention of the Brazilian Government in my note to the foreign office dated February 21, with the request that it take such action as seemed proper. Under date of March 2 a note was received in reply, saying that it had been referred to the minister of marine with the request that he give it due consideration. I also inclose copy of this note to the foreign office and translation of the reply.
When the matter is further heard from the Department will be informed.
I have, etc.,