File No. 763.72/7453

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


At 20 minutes to 6 this afternoon the Senate unanimously voted the following resolution which the Chamber had approved at 3 o’clock:

A state of war between Brazil and the German Empire, provoked by the latter, is hereby recognized and proclaimed and the President of the Republic, in accordance with the request contained in his message to the National Congress, is hereby authorized to take such steps for the National defense and public safety as he shall consider adequate, to open the necessary credits and to authorize the credit operations required. All previous measures to; the contrary are hereby revoked.