File No. 763.72111N39/55

The Chargé in Brazil ( Benson) to the Secretary of State


Presidential decree No. 12458 of the Government of Brazil dated April 25, 1917, and published in the Diario Official of April 29, resolves that—

until further orders to the contrary shall be issued the rules set forth in the circular which accompanied decree No. 11037 of August [Page 274] 4, 1914 shall be observed and Brazilian authorities shall comply therewith during the present state of war between the United States of America and the Imperial German Government.

See Embassy’s despatch No. 423 of August 11, 1914.1

  1. Not printed.