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

57. I informed the Brazilian Ambassador today that the Department would like to open conversations with him of a purely exploratory character to ascertain whether we could beneficially negotiate a reciprocal trade agreement with his Government; such an agreement would, of course, have to be submitted to the Senate for approval. The Ambassador said that he was ready to explore this subject with us; that he would send a telegram to his Government this afternoon in regard to the matter.

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