832.34/264: Telegram

The Ambassador in Argentina (Weddell) to the Secretary of State

66. It is rumored with considerable apprehension in Argentine naval circles that Brazil is to purchase cruisers from the United States Navy.

In view of the certain resentment the general circulation of such rumors would arouse in this country toward both the United States and Brazil and in further view of the effect this might have on the coming peace conference here, I would be grateful to be informed whether there is anything I may say to the Argentine authorities in this connection.