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

23. Clark sailing this afternoon on Western World.

My 15, January 25, 6 p.m. Yesterday afternoon final text of decree submitted to President by Finance Minister in Clark’s presence. President gave Clark definite assurances that he would sign decree without alteration today as soon as it could be furnished him in form for signature. Clark has today received from Finance Minister an initialed copy which he is told he may consider official.

Full telegraphic report being prepared but in the meantime request Executive Committee be informed.

Clark has achieved a remarkable measure of success against strong opposition.