File No. 6672.

Ambassador Dudley to the Secretary of State.

No. 9.]

Sir: I have the honor to report that the treaty of friendship, navigation, and commerce between Brazil and France, concluded at Rio de Janeiro on January 8, 1826, was denounced by the Brazilian Government on April 13, 1907, to take effect July 13 next. Articles 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 20 of this treaty (the only one of special importance) had already been denounced in 1832.

The treaty now denounced is similar to those concluded by Brazil in 1826, 1827, and 1828, with the United States and several European countries, all of which were denounced over fifty years ago.

The treaties between Brazil and Belgium, Holland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, whereby the consuls of those powers in Brazil are given the right under certain conditions to administer the estates of intestates, were also denounced on the same date.

I have, etc.,

Irving B. Dudley.