The Brazilian Ambassador ( Aranha ) to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor of advising Your Excellency that the Government of Brazil, being desirous of having still closer relations between our two countries and of obtaining a more expeditious solution, in view of the present situation, to the reciprocal problems affecting our financial and economic relations, has decided to send to this country a special Mission.

This special Mission will be headed by Mr. Arthur de Sousa Costa, Minister of Finance, and will include, as Technical Advisers, Messrs. Sebastião Sampaio, Consul General, Chief of the Commercial Services of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Marcos de Sousa Dantas, former Secretary of Finances for the State of São Paulo, and former Director of Exchange of the Bank of Brazil, and Paulo Frederico de Magalhaes, employee of the Ministry of Finances.
Hoping that this special Mission will be agreeable to the Government of the United States, Your Excellency’s kind instructions are requested so that the disembarkation of the members thereof may be facilitated when they arrive at New York on the Western Prince, on the 24th of this month.

I take this occasion [etc.]

Oswaldo Aranha