800.414/5–2845: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil ( Berle )

1389. The Depts instructions (Depcirtel May 26, 4 p.m.) have been carefully reviewed. They specifically state that action should be taken if you have not already obtained access to archives. Instructions further point out that if protecting power has turned over archives to host Govt as trustee access should be requested. In view of foregoing the circular obviously should not be construed to apply to Brazil where you have arranged access. Consequently the Dept is at a loss to understand your request for a reconsideration of instructions. (Urtel 1677, May 28.)