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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the second session of the fiftieth Congress, 1888-'90

Brazil,   pp. 55-76 PDF (9.1 MB)

Page 55

                                No. 54.
                      Mr. Jarvis t6 Mr. Bayard.
No. 112.1                   LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
          Rio de Janeiro, October 26, 1887. (Received November 21.)
   SIR : In reply to your No. 70, of the 5th of September, 1887, I have
to report that the agent of the Pedro Segundo Telegraph and Cable
Company, Dr. Orville A. Derby, made a formal application to the Im-
perial Government for an extension of one year in which to complete
and open the proposed line. I also addressed a note to the minister for
foreign affairs calling his attention to the matter, and asking his kind
offices-in giving the company the time requested. An extension of six
months-was promptly given, and, upon representations made to the Gov-
ernment as to the necessity of still further time, the minister for for-
eign affairs has addressed me a note giving an assurance of another
six months for completion if the company shows that its failure to
complete the work within the present extension was no fault of the
company. I inclose you a copy and translation of this note; and I beg
to express the earnest hope that the company will go forward with the
actual construction and submersion of the cable. If so, I think I can
safely say the Government of Brazil will be liberal with the company
as to future necessary extensions.
       I have, etc.,                               THOS. J. JARvIS.
                       [Inclosure in No. 112.-Translation. J
                       Mr. de Cotegipe to Mr. Jarvi8.
                                   DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS,
                                       Rio de Janeiro, 24th of October, 1887.
  In addition to my note of the 16th of September last, I have the honor
to inform
Mr. T. J. Jarvis, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the
States of America, that the department of agriculture, commerce, and public
has just stated to me that, by decree No. 9872 of the 17th of last month,
there was
extended for six months more the term prescribed to the Pedro the Second
Telegraph and Cable .Company for the submersion of the submarine cable, and
there can be granted only six additional months for the completion of the
works, if
the company shows that it has not been able to complete them within the-term
granted on account of main force.
      I take the opportunity, etc.,                   B. DE COTEGIPE.
                                No. 55.
                       Mr. Jarvis to Mr. Bayard.
No. 114.]                  LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
         Rio de Janerio, November 10, 1887. (Received December 13.)
   SIR: Supposing that you will receive the news with interest and
pleasure, I write to inform you of the better and more peaceful rela-
tions between Brazil and the Argentine Republic.

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