832.607B/1

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

No. 1781

Sir: I have the honor to enclose the translation of a note from the Brazilian Foreign Office dated March 31st,11 and received today [Page 657]in which that Government invites the Government of the United States to be represented at an Exposition which will be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro in the months of September, October and November, 1922, for the purpose of commemorating the first Centennial of the Independence of Brazil.

The Federal Government has reserved a plot of ground on the water front near the heart of the town upon which the buildings of the Exposition will be erected and upon a portion of which foreign governments, or individuals of foreign nationality, will be accommodated who desire to participate through the construction of pavillions for the exposition of products and manufactures relative to farming, cattle raising, fisheries, mining, mechanical industries, transportation, communication, general commerce, science and the fine arts.

Previous to the receipt of this communication on March 31st, the Commercial Attaché of this Embassy addressed a letter to the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Dr. Carlos Sampaio, who is President of the Exposition Commission, requesting information thereon for the benefit of the American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil and other American organizations and individuals. A copy of Dr. Schurz’s letter is herewith transmitted,12 the reply to which will be forwarded to you as soon as received.

I have [etc.]

Edwin V. Morgan
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