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

67. Embassy’s July 18, noon. A Havas despatch from Washington again refers to Brazilian prudence with respect to the reciprocal trade convention and states that Brazil has not yet definitely replied to the American overtures.

I am informed by the Brazilian Undersecretary of State that the Brazilian Ambassador at Washington was instructed 3 days ago to inform the Department that Brazil is definitively prepared to enter into such negotiations and to invite the Department to submit concrete proposals.