The Ambassador in Brazil (Morgan) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 8.]
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s instruction No. 1777, of September 10 last,28 with which was enclosed correspondence between the Department and the British Government, through the British Embassy at Washington, and the American Embassy in London regarding a proposal of that Government to grant a preference to Palestinian products, and to state that before the receipt of the said instruction the Brazilian Foreign Office had answered the British Government’s inquiry in the sense that it was not interested in the principle involved as much as in obtaining a preference for the entry of Brazilian fruit into Palestine. This reply was prepared by the commercial and not by the diplomatic section of the Foreign Office and would have been somewhat different in substance if the said office had been aware of the American viewpoint thereon.