Mr. Mendonça to Mr. Olney .
Washington , December 20, 1895 .
Sir: I have the honor to communicate to your excellency, under instructions of my Government, that yesterday both houses of Congress [Page 76] of the United States of Brazil passed unanimously a motion of congratulation on the subject of the message of President Cleveland of the 17th instant, and that the Federal Senate of Brazil asks that its motion be transmitted through the usual diplomatic channel to the Senate of the United States of America.
I therefore request your excellency to convey to the Senate of the United States of America the following motion of the United States of Brazil:
The Federal Senate of the United States of Brazil sends its greetings to the Senate of the United States of America upon the worthy message of President Cleveland, who so strenuously guards the dignity, the sovereignty, and the freedom of the American nations.