740.00119 PW/9–1945: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Portugal (Baruch)

1524. Yesterday there was given orally to Bianchi substance of Deptel 8075 Sept 17 to London (rptd Lisbon as 1513) for communication to Ptgse Govt. You may inform FonOff orally while specific alternatives proposed by them are for discussion with Brit Commonwealth authorities, we have emphasized to Brit Govt our support of the Ptgse desire for solution which would give effect to spirit of Santa Maria agreements and that we are hopeful such a solution will be found.