The Brazilian Ambassador to the Acting Secretary of State.

Sir: I have had already the honor to answer by telegram the courteous communication you made to me of Hon. John Hay’s death. I then expressed my own deep sense of the loss suffered by the American nation and the President in the removal of Mr. Hay from its midst and from his council.

I am now intrusted by Baron do Rio Branco, our foreign minister, with the duty of expressing to the American Government the sincere sympathy of the whole Brazilian nation.

Accept, etc.,

Joaquim Nabuco.