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.