810.79611 Pan American Airways, Inc./352

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

No. 3126

Sir: In reply to the Department’s telegram No. 8, of February 21, 2 P.M., and in accordance with the instructions therein contained, I have informed the Brazilian Government that the Pan American Airways Inc. is well and favorably known to the Department, and that Mr. Cesar Pereira de Sousa, a member of the bar of this city, is the local representative of the said company.

Mr. Pereira de Sousa advises me, and I agree with his opinion, that the Brazilian Government at present will not give a subsidy to Pan American Airways Inc. but that both the Federal and State governments will furnish valuable assistance in other directions.

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Neither of the two foreign aeroplane companies now operating in Brazil enjoy a public subsidy nor will they obtain one until the Brazilian Government and people begin to think aeronautically to a greater extent than they do at present.

I have [etc.]

Edwin V. Morgan