File No. 832.61333/112.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


The Brazilian Foreign Office has requested me to inform you that the Government of São Paulo believes that the publication of any intelligence about the details of the pending negotiations concerning the abandonment of the coffee suit would cause unnecessary harm. The Brazilian Government agrees with the Government of São Paulo that secrecy should be maintained between the three Governments as to any agreement arrived at.

The reception of telegrams from New York by the Government of São Paulo, in which were reported rumors current in the United States to the effect that the embargo on 950,000 bags of valorized coffee had been raised and that the coffee would be offered in the market, has occasioned this request for secrecy.