832.5151/150: Telegram

President Roosevelt to the Acting Secretary of State

17. Your telegram Brazilian bonds. I think we must maintain position of non-interference in all transactions between American private citizens and foreign governments with following exception: if Brazil seeks to give preference to one type of American creditor over another we can transmit at request of creditor discriminated against his protest to Brazilian Government. In other words tell Brazilian Government only that we have received the protest. Am not clear as to what this is all about and can therefore give you only snap judgment.