The Secretary of State to the Minister in Uruguay (Wilson)
46. Your 88, May 30, 10 a.m. Please keep the Department closely informed by telegram of any developments.
By order of the President the heavy cruiser Quincy now off Guantanamo has been instructed to proceed immediately to Rio de Janeiro and from there directly to Montevideo for “friendly visits of courtesy”. You will be informed subsequently by telegram of the date of arrival.
I think it would be well for you to consider, possibly in consultation with the appropriate members of the government, any special arrangements which could be made to give significance to the call of the Quincy.