832.5151/486a: Telegram

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

3. Will you endeavor to ascertain by inquiry at the American banks and otherwise what the actual situation is at this moment as regards (a) the daily quotas of exchange being allotted to the American banks, (b) the average length of delay in securing the official exchange, (c) the condition of the free market, (d) any available estimates as to the recent increase or decrease in the total of American blocked balances.

Please cable your summary judgment and report more fully by mail.