832.24/372: Telegram

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

470. Department’s 294, May 14, 4 p.m. crossed my telegram No. 466, of May [14] 8 p.m. which covered the matter.

Since the addition of other materials from time to time would have to be agreed upon as they were added, a provision to that effect would be superfluous in the present notes. Our discussions have all been based on the expectation of further additions, however, and the Brazilian authorities expect them.

Exhibit A covers bauxite, beryl, chromite, ferronickel, industrial diamonds, manganese ore, mica, quartz crystals, rubber, titanium, (rutile) and zirconium.

Private American purchases will probably take care of most of the ores for the present, but the reserve companies should prepare shortly [Page 542] for possible purchases of industrial diamonds, quartz crystals, mica, and possibly rubber.

Pierson left this morning for the United States.