Mr. Uhl to Mr. Mendonça.

No. 6.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 16th instant, announcing the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Brazil and Portugal, and offering the sincere thanks of your Government to the President for the protection extended by the minister of the United States at Lisbon to citizens of Brazil resident in Portugal.

I have taken pleasure in communicating the contents of your note to the President and beg to express his gratification at the announcement made.

Accept, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary