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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the first session of the forty-seventh Congress, 1880-'81

Brazil,   pp. 95-97 PDF (1.2 MB)

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   Still cherishing this confident hope, I bid you accept, sir, in the name
of the Government and people of the United States the assurances of
my highest consideration.
                                               JAMES G. BLAINE.
                                 No. 70.
                      Mr. Evarts to Mr. Hilliard.
No. 123.]                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
                                      Washington, November 15, 1880.
   SIR: Referring to your No. 185, I inclose herein a letter from    the
President to His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, in which is expressed
the appreciation entertained by this government of His Majesty7s cour-
tesy in the appointment made by him of the third commissioner pro-
vided for in the American-French claims convention of January 15 last;
also a copy of the same.
   You will please transmit the copy to the office of the minister of
state,. and present the original in a manner most agreeable to His
       I am, sir, &C.,
                         amiWM. M. EVARTS.
                            [Inclosure in No. 123.]
                   Pre8ident Hayes to the Emperor of Brazil.
  Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States, to His Majesty Dom
Pedro I,
Constitutional Emperor and Perpetual Defender of Brazil:
  GREAT AND GOOD FRIEND: I have received intelligence from the envoy extraordi-
nary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States in Brazil of the nominaqtion
your Imperial Majesty of the Councillor, Baron de Arinos, the envoy extraordinary
and minister plenipotentiary of Your Majesty at Brussels, as the third commissioner,
provided for by the text of the convention concerning claims, entered into
on the 15th
of January last between the United States and France.
  The Government of the United States fully appreciates the courtesy of Your
esty in acceding to the invitation respecting this appointment, and will
be peculiarly
gratified to welcome to the scene of his labors a gentleman already distinguished
the regard of Your Majesty.
  May God have Your Majesty in His wise keeping.
  Written at Washington the 9th day of November, in the year 1880, and of
the Inde-
pendence of the United States the one hundred and fifth.
     Your good friend,
                                                         R. B. HAYES.
By the President:
     WM. M. EVARTS,
           Secretary of State.
                                No. 71.
                      Mr. Hilliard to Mr. Evarts.
No. 198.]                  LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
         Rio de Janeiro, December 6, 1880.   (Received December 30.)
  SIR" The session of the Parliament of Brazil is drawing towards its

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