The Ambassador in Brazil (Gibson) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 5—3:55 p.m.]
88. Department’s 73, September 28, badly garbled and still imperfectly deciphered.
As will be seen by reading my 82, September 16, the views which the Department now authorize me to express were in substance already expressed on my own initiative which resulted in plan being given us for our suggestions.
Full text was forwarded by air mail as soon as it could be copied. In my telegram September 16 I reported the Brazilians had that day forwarded a copy by air mail direct to Kent and assumed Department would secure advance copy from him.
As reported in above telegram this matter which involves between three and four hundred millions of American money is urgent. We cannot counteract pressure much longer with general observations. If we are to take advantage of present situation we must submit definite statement of our desiderata at an early date.