File No. 812.00/14375.

Vice Consul Silliman to the Secretary of State .


The Brazilian Minister has informed me fully regarding his correspondence with the Department and with his Government. I desire to say for the Minister that he is the only one of the Diplomatic Corps who has made an effort to preserve friendly relations and avoid a crisis, by his suggestion to the Department that Carranza be requested to allow a representative of the Department of Foreign Relations remain in this capital.