832.607B/132: Telegram

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

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.

Morgan