724.3415/1897a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Brazil (Thurston)

55. The Commission of Neutrals which is trying to find a solution of the difficulties pending between Bolivia and Paraguay had a meeting today inviting the representatives of the countries neighboring on those countries, namely Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru, to meet with them in order to exchange ideas. Argentine Ambassador read to the Commission the text of a draft collective cable which Argentina, Chile and Peru desire to send to La Paz and Asunción, the despatch of which is awaiting only the adhesion of Brazil. Brazil is the only country which has not yet authorized its representative in Argentina to sign the document. The telegram signifies the support by those Governments of the action of the Neutral Commission. The Neutral Commission would be pleased if the Government of Brazil would authorize the signature of this collective document as quickly as possible as the imminent danger to peace requires.

Mr. White, as Chairman of the Neutral Commission, was requested by it to ask you to make a statement in the above sense as quickly as possible to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. Cable result.