832.24/260: Telegram

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

605. Reference my telegram 399 [599] of November 22, 4 p.m. The Minister for Foreign Affairs gave me late today copy of a note which his Ambassador in London will present to the British Foreign Office tomorrow.

In substance it sets forth the following.

[Here follows summary of text given in translation in telegram No. 611, November 27, 10 a.m., page 635.]

Aranha said that in view of the attitude of the army here he regards the matter as highly dangerous. He believes the Generals will take it badly and said that he is counting on the help of the Department to avoid an intolerable situation. He said that the success of all his efforts to maintain Brazilian opinion favorable to the democracies is menaced by this lamentable incident.

I shall see the British Ambassador tomorrow.