832.24/270: Telegram

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

621. For the Under Secretary. Reference my telegram No. 619, November 29, noon. The Foreign Office has inspired an editorial in the Rio de Janeiro Correio da Manha today. While moderate in tone the editorial warns of the gravity of the situation. The following is an extract:

“We emphasize, in order that England may understand it before making a decision, that Brazil is a neutral country with a right to be considered a friendly country. Any decision which does not consider this situation will be purely arbitrary and offensive to general sentiment in Brazil”.