033.1132/38b: Telegram

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

68. The Secretary of State is leaving Washington today with the members of his party and will sail from Norfolk December 4, on [Page 233] the USS Florida for Brazil, arriving at Rio de Janeiro about December 16. The official members of the party accompanying the Secretary are the following:

  • Major-General Adelbert Cronkhite, U.S.A.
  • Rear-Admiral F. B. Bassett, U.S.N.
  • Colonel William Kelly, Jr., Military Aide to the Secretary of State.
  • Captain E. S. Ross, Aide to General Cronkhite.
  • Doctor Guillermo Sherwell, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State.
  • Mr. William H. Beck, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State.
  • Mr. Harry R. Young, Disbursing Officer of the Mission.
  • Mr. Edwin T. Evans, Stenographer.
  • Mr. Manuel Guillermo Martinez, Stenographer.
  • Mr. Craig Wadsworth, Councilor [Secretary] of Embassy, will meet the Secretary of State upon his arrival at Rio and will accompany him during the remainder of his journey.

In addition to the above, the Secretary will be accompanied by Mr. William H. Crawford, representative of the New York Times, Mr. Louis Seibold, of the New York World.

In accordance with an Executive Order issued November 28, the official flag of the Secretary of State will be displayed on the USS Florida so long as he shall be on board the ship and upon the launch which may convey him to the shore when his communication therewith becomes necessary.