File No. 832.85/22

The Ambassador in Brazil ( Morgan ) to the Secretary of State


President Braz transferred his functions yesterday to Vice President of the Republic and left to-day for Caxambu Springs, 12 hours from capital, on a month’s holiday.

Conferred with him yesterday afternoon regarding German ship proposition to which he promised to devote attention. Emphasized our necessity for immediate additional transportation and opportunity for Brazil to render the United States a tangible service which would not pass unrecognized by us, nor impair her relations with South America or European Governments. The results of Brazil’s recent donations to the United States will be negligible unless she makes a sacrifice for the common cause which will warrant her friends in safeguarding her interests at the peace conference.