832.30/53: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Brazil ( Crosby )

[Paraphrase]

43. You are authorized to inform the Brazilian Government that the Government of the United States would be very glad to designate officers of the American Navy for a naval mission if the Brazilian Government should desire their appointment for this purpose. The Secretary of the Navy is willing to send an officer of distinguished [Page 652] abilities as head of this mission in special recognition of the close relation between the two countries. This Government would be greatly gratified if it were able to assist the Brazilian Government in this respect.

Hughes