The Acting Secretary of State to the Brazilian Ambassador (Do Amaral)

Excellency: With reference to your note of May 21,28 conveying the request of your Government that the contract for the American Naval Mission to Brazil be renewed for a period of four years under the same conditions, I have the honor to inform you that this Department transmitted a copy of your communication to the Secretary of the Navy for such comment as might appear appropriate to him in the premises. Mr. Wilbur has replied that the renewal of the present contract without modification would be agreeable to his Department.

In view of this fact I take pleasure in informing you that this Government gives its consent to this renewal without modification for a period of four years from the date of the expiration of the present contract on November 6, 1926. This Government considers, furthermore, that this can be validly accomplished by an exchange of notes between this Department and your Embassy. I therefore have the honor to request that you signify in this manner your Government’s acceptance of this renewal as set forth herein.

Accept [etc.]

Joseph C. Grew
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