File No. 763.72/7352

The Secretary of State to the Brazilian Ambassador ( Da Gama)

No. 157

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 15th instant, by which you advise me of information received from your Government that the Minister of War of Brazil has appointed an official commission to come to the United States, consisting of Lieut. Col. Alipio Gama, Maj. João Borges Fortes, Capt. Alexandre Galvão Bueno, First Lieuts. Marcolino Fagundes, Othon de Oliveira Santos and Second Lieuts. Luiz Procopio de Souza Pinto and Franklin Emilio Bodrigues.

It will give me great pleasure to comply with the request of your note to direct that every possible facility be extended to the commission to make their visit to the United States successful, and to this end I beg to request that you will kindly inform me of the approximate date of their expected arrival in the United States, the port at which they will arrive, and the time when they may be expected to reach Washington.1

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing
  1. The commission reached the United States on Dec. 6.