740.00111 A.R./36: Telegram

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

170. For the Ambassador from the Under Secretary. Your 303, September 5, 5 p.m. While no announcement will be made for the moment, you may inform Aranha confidentially that I myself will represent this Government at the Panama Conference. Please express my earnest hope that Aranha may find it possible to go because of the increased prestige and importance which will be given the Conference by his presence. You may add that the President has instructed me to say that should he desire to proceed by airplane to Trinidad and find it convenient in order to arrive in Panama on the date set for the Conference, the President will order a United States cruiser to be available at Trinidad in order to transport such delegate to Panama. Similar offers will be made to the delegates of Uruguay and of Paraguay. [Welles.]