832.00 Revolutions/257: Telegram
The Consul General at São Paulo ( Cameron ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 1:15 p.m.]
Fighting on east line thus far not important, some wounded arriving. One Newport enemy airplane deserted yesterday joining São Paulo. State decree of July 15th declares null and void all acts of the Provisional Government of the Republic “authorizing issuance of paper money or Treasury obligations in general or authorizing any foreign loans or obligations even if such be credits opened in favor of the government or national institutions”. Preamble explains that purpose of this decree is to prevent dictator from obligating entire nation to obtain resources for the purpose of fighting constitutionalists. Entire State quiet except on frontiers and determined to fight it out. All communication with exterior now interrupted except consular telegrams and radio stations here which are of low power and probably do not regularly reach the Plate.