I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 17th September  with which you were good enough to enclose copies of correspondence with Mr Pascoe, who holds an option over the concession granted to Mr Staughton. 
2. I note that Mr Pascoe is now awaiting the result of the representations made at Lisbon.
3. In the meanwhile I have written to Major da Fontoura  enquiring for any information he can give as to the possibility of additional areas being granted to Mr Pascoe.