832.5151/129: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil (Morgan)

45. Information has reached the Department through an apparently reliable channel that a special Rothschild representative reached Rio March 10, and would soon present a plan “for the settlement of Brazil’s foreign debts in Europe”.

Please cable verification and all obtainable pertinent information. Indicate, if possible, (a) whether any special favors to British interests in allotment of exchange are involved and (b) whether any other agreement is being simultaneously negotiated which would affect commerce between Brazil and Great Britain.