832.24/259: Telegram

The Chargé in Brazil ( Burdett ) to the Secretary of State

603. Reference Embassy’s telegram 599, November 22, 4 p.m. The Minister for Foreign Affairs requested me to telegraph the Department that he had today received telegrams from Lisbon and from Gibraltar stating that after seizing the Brazilian ship the British had taken it to Gibraltar.

No mention whatsoever has yet appeared in the Brazilian press regarding the ship.

The Willingdon Mission leaves here tonight for São Paulo via Santos.