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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 3, 1907. (In two parts)
(1907)

Brazil,   pp. 90-118 PDF (11.8 MB)


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 BRAZIL. 95 
BRAZILIAN IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS. 
File' No. 7265/—i. 
Ambassador Dudley to the Secretary of State. 
No. 24.] AMERICAN EMBASSY, 
   Petropolis, June 3, 1907. 
 SIR: I have the honor to furnish the department herewith two copies and
a translation of the new Brazilian immigration law, promulgated by executive
decree on the 19th ultimo. 
 In this connection I may mention that special effort is being made to induce
the coming of Japanese labor. It is largely to this end that a subsidy is
offered for the establishment of a regular line of ships between Rio de Janeiro
and Japan. I am informed by Mr. TJchida, who to-day presents his credentials
as Japanese minister to Brazil, that in the consummation of these proposals
is to be found the principal aim of his mission. The new steamship line,
according to this gentleman, will be in operation as soon as arrangements
can be perfected, and will probably touch at the west coast ports of Ecuador,
Peru, and Chile, and, passing through the Straits of Magellan, visit Buenos
Aires, terminating the voyage at Rio de Janeiro. The purpose would be to
bring to Brazil in these ships Japanese coolies, to engage, under properly
safeguarded contracts, in rice growing, and, secondarily, in other productive
work. The advent of the Japanese should prove a blessing to Brazilian agriculture
and the great mass of consumers. The improved conditions in the country,
where lack of labor is much more felt than in former days, when slavery existed,
would apparently likewise inure to the advantage of all nations interested
in Brazilian commerce. 
 I have, etc., IRVING B. DUDLEY. 
[Inclosure.—Translation. I 
DECREE No. 6455 OF APRIL 19, 1907, APPROVING REGULATIONS FOR THE PEOPLING
OF THE SOIL. 
 The President of the Republic of the United States of Brazil, in accordance
with the authorization conferred in section B of No. XIII of article 35 of
law No. 1617, of December 30, 1906, decrees: 
 SOLE ARTICLE. The appended regulations for the peopling of the soil, signed
by the minister of industry, railways, and public works, are hereby approved.
 Rio de Janeiro, April 19, 1907, nineteenth year of the Republic. 
ALFONSO AUGUSTO MOREIRA PENNA. 
MIGUEL CALMON flU PIN E ALMEIDA. 
REGULATIONS FOR THE PEOPLING OF THE SOIL REFERRED TO IN DECREE No. 6455 
OF THIS DATE. 
DIVISION I. 
CHAPTER I. Preliminary dispositions. 
 ARTICLE 1. The peopling of the soil will be promoted by the union in agreement
with state governments, railway and river navigation companies, other companies
or associations, and with private individuals, provided that the sureties
and rules hereby guaranteed and laid down are duly observed. 


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