The Ambassador in Brazil ( Morgan ) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 20—12:35 p.m.]
16. Department’s 15, February 18, 4 p.m. Invitation referred to indicates desire of Brazilian Government that American Government be represented at ceremonies on September 7 next commemorating centenary of Brazil’s political independence. Inauguration of exposition on that day will serve, as previously stated, one feature of this commemoration. Recommend that man-of-war or preferably squadron be Bent here and that admiral commanding squadron or resident Ambassador be accredited as Ambassador Extraordinary. Argentine Foreign Minister traveling on man-of-war will participate. Plans of other governments not yet announced.
As hotel space is limited, Brazilian Government wishes to know early what accommodations must be prepared for visiting foreign officials.