832.796/896a: Telegram

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

1275. The Defense Supplies Corporation wishes to make an initial offer of $300,000 for the Lati planes including the spare engines and parts. The Defense Supplies Corporation prefers that you handle the negotiations, aided by McAshan,8 who has instructions to give you any assistance you may need. McAshan will be authorized to sign any documents on behalf of the Defense Supplies Corporation.

The Department agrees with the Defense Supplies Corporation that the Lati planes should be purchased and removed from Brazil as soon as possible.

  1. S. Maurice McAshan, representative of the Defense Supplies Corporation.