832.5151/138: Telegram

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

52. The American Chamber of Commerce has formally inquired whether the Embassy will endeavor to obtain information from the Bank of Brazil regarding the amount and disposition of the foreign exchange it has granted during the past 6 months. An inquiry on this subject at this time would be construed as having been made on behalf of the Department in connection with the impending conversations at Washington. Does the Department desire this information or does it prefer that I shall decline to accede to the request of the Chamber?