832.30/63: Telegram

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

76. My 75 July 22, 12 noon.3 Following is translation of note I have just received from Minister of Marine:

“I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that the Brazilian Government has decided to authorize the contracting of a North American naval mission and that the necessary steps have already been taken by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order that negotiations can be opened. The Government and the Ministry of Marine desire that the mission be headed by the distinguished Admiral Vogelgesang.”4

As President, press and public are anxious to have Vogelgesang head mission I hope his nomination may be made at earliest possible [Page 653] moment and that he be instructed to come to Rio immediately upon receipt of official Brazilian request for mission which is being transmitted through Embassy at Washington.

  1. Not printed.
  2. The Navy Department announced, July 12, 1922, that Captain Vogelgesang had been recommended by the Naval Selection Board for promotion to the rank of rear admiral; the promotion became effective Oct. 15, 1922.