File No. 832.61333/131.
The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.
Rio de Janeiro , January 20, 1913 .
I am informed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs that according to information given him by the Government of São Paulo all of coffee stored in the United States has been sold. The coffee was bought by about eighty purchasers in several different States and the price and conditions of sale were uniform. The Government of Brazil has asked the Government of São Paulo to supply it, for the use of the Embassy, with a detailed account of the transaction which may [Page 63] be incorporated in a statement to the press. The Minister for Foreign Affairs hopes, however, that this statement will not be of such a nature as to jeopardize the interests of valorized coffee in Europe, more especially in Germany, where there may be a movement against it.