832.51/804: Telegram

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

93. Your 107, October 28, 5 p.m. When the Brazilian Ambassador came to the Department with his experts on October 30 to begin the detailed treaty discussions,70 we impressed on him the serious view we hold of the present Brazilian plan for dealing with its foreign debt service and the necessity of his Government’s taking no action in the matter until it has had an opportunity to consider our views set out in the air mail instruction to you of October 24. He said that he would cable this to his Government at once.

We doubt the advisability of sounding out Dillon, Reed in this matter.

  1. For correspondence regarding treaty discussions, see pp. 13 ff.