811.3332/91a: Telegram

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

148. From the Under Secretary. Reference Department’s 146, May 31, 3 p.m.6 As you have no doubt surmised, it is our intention in having the U.S.S. Quincy. make this special trip at this time to Rio de Janeiro June 12 to 17 and to Montevideo June 20 to 25 to furnish a reminder of the strength and the range of action of the armed forces of the United States. Accordingly I suggest that every effort be made to emphasize the importance of this visit to the Brazilian Government and the Brazilian people, and to this end you may care to arrange for a schedule more comprehensive than usual on such visits. Captain Wickham is receiving similar instructions from his Department and will be prepared to cooperate in every way to make the visit a success. [Welles.]

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