811.3332/97a: Telegram

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

175. From the Under Secretary. Following the termination of her visit to Rio de Janeiro on June 26, it is proposed to send the U. S. S. Wichita to Montevideo for a brief visit, and possibly to some port in Argentina. However, if you think it advisable, I am prepared to recommend to the Navy Department that the Wichita stop for brief visits in other ports in Brazil on her way north. Will you cable me what ports you think the Wichita should visit, together with the suggested length of stay in such ports? [Welles.]