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and the thanks of the Brazilian Government for the cordial reception which Dr. Lauro Müller, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs, has received in the United States. The President told me that the reception, which had far exceeded his expectations, had produced an admirable effect in Brazil, where henceforth American approximation would be more popular than it had been at any time since the visit of Mr. Root to Brazil seven years ago.

President Wilson will already have received before this despatch is written the telegram of thanks which President Hermes sent him on the 15th instant, and the Senate and the House of Representatives will also have received the telegrams which were sent them by the Brazilian Senate and Chamber of Deputies. In the last connection I have the honor to enclose in translation a copy of the speech which Representative Coelho delivered in the Chamber of Deputies on the 13th inst. in support of the motion:

We move that, through its President, the Chamber shall demonstrate by cablegram, to the American Congress, the gratitude of the people of Brazil for the very warm reception given to Dr. Lauro Müller, Brazilian Ambassador on a mission of friendship.

as well as a copy of the remarks with which Senator Fernando Mendes de Almeida prefaced his motion in the Senate that that body should express its gratification to the American Senate by means of a telegram for the cordiality of the reception which had been accorded Dr. Lauro Müller.

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[Inclosure 1-Translation.]

Speech of Senator Fernando Mendes de Almeida,

MR. PRESIDENT: The Senate has information regarding the sincere manifes tations of consideration and esteem with which Dr. Lauro Müller has been welcomed in the United States, these manifestations coming not alone from the President and the official world but also from the great North American people, who together celebrate the visit as a proof of the friendship of Brazil and of the sentimental ties that unite the two countries in a bond of fraternity and peace.

Our Foreign Minister is not only a messenger carrying the goodwill and national sentiment of Brazil; he represents also the high ideals of all Southern America in their efforts towards guaranteeing peace and a general fraternization amongst the nations of this continent.

The Senate, therefore, cannot remain unmoved before such demonstrations of respect, goodwill and esteem, and for this reason the Constitutional and Diplomatic Commission of this Senate, through my medium, solicits from the Senate a solemn manifestation to this effect, by means of a telegram of congratulation and gratitude to the Senate of the great American Nation.

[Inclosure 2-Translation.]

Speech of Representative Coelho Netto.

The kindly attitude of the noble American people imposes on us the courtesy of a motion which I am going to present, in the name of the Diplomatic Commission of this Chamber.

We are living in a hostile age. Men seek to crush one another as enemies; nations arm themselves, suspicious of attack; the clouds that darken the horizon are heavy with the smoke of battles. Thus the generosity of the American nation is enhanced, contrasting with the warlike aspect of the Old World under


While war troubles the west, America festively receives the ambassador of peace. It was a happy choice that the Government made when naming our Foreign Secretary for this mission.

Dr. Lauro Müller is, amongst the politicians of the Republic, one of the most worthy of consideration. While yet a young man he appeared as a fighter on that glorious morning of November, and since that date he has never shirked the responsibilities of the great destiny of his country. He represented his State in both houses of the National Congress and has continually proved to his fellow-citizens his worth as an active worker and honest official. As Secretary of Ways and Communications he was one of the great improvers of the city of Rio de Janeiro; he rid it of its colonial deformities and worked actively towards its sanitation. He was called to take the place of great Rio Branco and has maintained with success the post occupied by the hero of our national integrity.

A statesman, possessing purity of character and undoubted patriotism, Dr. Lauro Müller is the right man in the right place as the Ambassador of Brazil and under the flag of his country, gloriously waving beneath the skies of America, he worthily represents our ideals. The homage which is being done him by America and Americans represents commendation of our policy of peace and fraternity.

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The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


Rio de Janeiro, June 17, 1913.

SIR: I have the honor to enclose for the Division of Information the following press clippings' relating to the visit of Dr. Lauro Miller, Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs, to the United States, and to the effect which that visit is producing in Brazil [description of clippings.]

It will be observed that both the editorials and the press telegrams refer to the remarkable cordiality with which Dr. Lauro Müller has been received both by the Government and the people of the United States and to the gratifying impression which his reception has made both upon him and upon the Government and people of Brazil.

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Itinerary of tour through the United States.


June 16. Leave Washington. Breakfast at Bethlehem Steel Works and trip through works. Visit to Lehigh University. Arrive New York.

June 17. Official call by the Mayor of New York. Tour of city in automobiles. Luncheon with American Manufacturers' Export Association. Dinner and theater party given by the Pan-American Society.

June 18. Visit to West Point; reception with all the honors of state. Dinner by New York Chamber of Commerce. Leave New York.

June 19. Arrive Boston. Attend Commencement at Harvard; conferring upon the Ambassador of the degree of Doctor of Laws. Visit

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to Harvard Medical School. Dinner by Boston Chamber of Commerce. Leave Boston.

June 20. Arrive Niagara Falls.

June 21. Arrive Chicago. Receptions by the Governor of Illinois and Mayor of Chicago. Tour of the city. Dinner given by the Illinois Manufacturers' Association.

June 22. At Chicago; distinguished callers received.

June 23. Arrive Ames, Iowa. Visit to Iowa State College of Agriculture.

June 24. Arrive Denver. Automobile trip about the city. Arrive Colorado Springs. Ascent of Pike's Peak.

June 27. Arrive San Francisco. Escorted to hotel by a squadron of cavalry. Official visits. Motor trips to the sequoia groves and other points of interest. Entertainments by the management of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Ceremonies on the site of the Brazil Building of the Exposition.

July 3. Leave San Francisco.

July 4. Official and unofficial entertainment at Los Angeles and Riverside.

July 6. Visit Grand Canyon.

July 10. Arrive New York. Dinner given by the Coffee Trade of America, attended by the Secretary of State, who came on a special trip from Washington to bid farewell to Doctor Müller.

July 12. Reception given by the Special Ambassador on board the Minas Geraes.

July 13. Attend baseball game between New York and Cincinnati. Visit to Coney Island.

July 16. Departure for Brazil, with many official and popular demonstrations and ceremonies.

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The Brazilian Minister for Foreign Affairs, on Special Mission,

to the President.


NEW YORK, July 16, 1913. Will Your Excellency allow me the honor of conveying to you my most respectful and grateful compliments on my leaving this great republic.

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The President to the President of Brazil.


THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, July 16, 1913.

On the departure today of your Special Ambassador, Doctor Lauro Müller, on his homeward voyage I wish to express to Your Excellency the heartfelt pleasure which the Government and people of the United

States felt at welcoming this distinguished citizen and representative of your friendly Nation. Permit me to hope that in returning to his own country he will carry with him memories of his visit as delightful as those which it has left with us all.


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The Brazilian Chargé d'Affaires to the Secretary of State.


BRAZILIAN EMBASSY, Washington, August 18, 1913.

MR. SECRETARY OF STATE: In compliance with instructions that I have just received from Rio de Janeiro, I have the honor to inform your excellency that on his resuming today the duties of the office of Minister of State for Foreign Relations, Senhor Dr. Lauro Müller prays your excellency to be pleased to accept and convey to the President and the Vice President of the Republic, the Senate and House of Representatives, the high dignitaries of the Judiciary, the civil and military authorities, as well as to the press and people of the United States, the expression of his deep gratitude for the affectionate reception they extended to him here.

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The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

No. 238.]

AMERICAN EMBASSY, Rio de Janeiro, August 27, 1913. SIR: I have the honor to report that on the 18th instant Dr. Lauro Müller resumed his official duties as Minister for Foreign Affairs which, during his absence in the United States, were performed by Dr. Regis de Oliveira, Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

The impression which not only Dr. Lauro Müller but the members of his party and the officers of the Minas Geraes have brought back from the United States should be satisfactory to our national pride. The elaboration and cordiality of the reception accorded them have deeply impressed the visitors, who have assured the Embassy that their experience surpassed their expectations. The knowledge of the power, enterprise and resources of the United States has been considerably extended in this country as a result both of the attention which the press has given to the visit and of the good accounts which have been brought back by the men who participated in it. The impression which Dr. Lauro Müller is believed to have made upon us and the extent and length of his journey must have greatly increased the knowledge of Brazil among the people of the United States.

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The Secretary of State to the Chargé d'Affaires of Brazil. No. 34.] DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, September 3, 1913. SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of August 18, 1913, informing me of the resumption by Doctor Lauro Müller, Minister of State for Foreign Relations of Brazil, of the duties of his high office, and his excellency's desire that his appreciation of the courtesies extended to him during his recent visit to the United States be communicated to the President, the Vice President, the Senate, the House of Representatives, the heads of the Judiciary, Military and Civil branches of this Government as well as to the American people and the press.

In reply I have the honor to state that it will be my prompt and pleasant duty to carry out the wishes of Doctor Müller, whose high attributes and genial disposition made his visit to this country one of sincere pleasure [to] all who had the honor to meet him.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:

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