File No. 763.72/8828

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


Under date of February 11, 10 p.m., American Ambassador, London, cabled Department following paraphrase of a telegram sent the 5th instant by the British Foreign Office to British Minister at Rio.

Admiralty have decided that Brazilian squadron shall operate from Gibraltar in conjunction with United States and British naval [Page 666] forces stationed there and be regarded as part of American forces for administrative purposes, the whole force being under the orders of the senior naval officer at Gibraltar.

Please do all you can to facilitate the cordial cooperation of the Brazilian and United States units.