The Acting Secretary of State to the Brazilian Ambassador ( Martins )

Excellency: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s note of January 17, 194568 concerning a proposed supplementary agreement in revision of the agreement of March 3, 1942 between the United States of America and the United States of Brazil for the providing of defense articles and defense information by either country to the other country, and to your reply of January 18, 194568 indicating that you had informed your Government of the proposal of this Government.

Considering the successful completion of the war in Europe and the prospective return of the Brazilian Expeditionary Forces from Europe, this Government does not consider that the offer of a supplementary agreement made to your Government on January 17, 1945 is now appropriate and it is accordingly withdrawn. That proposal as you will recall, was made primarily in anticipation of the prospective needs of the Brazilian Expeditionary Forces in the actual theaters of war. Since your Government has not acted on the proposal presented to you, that proposal never became effective.

This Government realizes that the withdrawal of this proposal, as well as other factors, makes it imperative for our two Governments to consider an amendment to the agreement of March 3, 1942 and therefore this Government will presently formulate its views and communicate them to the Government of Brazil.

Accept [etc.]

Joseph C. Grew
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