File No. 701.5212/29.

Special Agent Silliman to the Secretary of State.


Department’s February 16 to Brazilian Minister. As the matter is delicate, difficult and complicated am presuming that Department will permit discretion as to opportune moment for presentation. Had a most friendly conference on this and other matters with Cabrera, Zubaran and Urrueta this afternoon. They heartily assured me of their earnest desire to help and facilitate my representations to the First Chief. They express their thorough appreciation of the Department’s friendly expression in the last clause of its February 16. Informally we went fully into the matter of the Department’s instruction. They wish me to await further information desired by them from Mexico before reply of First Chief can be prepared.