The Chargé in Brazil ( Brooks ) to the Secretary of State
The Chargé d’Affaires ad interim refers to the Department’s secret telegram No. 376 of April 9, 1947, and has the honor to enclose herewith [Page 495] the draft of a note prepared for submittal to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It has been considered desirable to prepare the note in draft form as some clarification may be required in connection with the statement to the effect that the United States cannot cede any part of its reparations and the indication that the Government of the United States is contemplating the cession of one large torpedo boat. The Embassy presumes that vessels received as the United States share of the German Navy are not to be considered as reparations and has so stated in the appended note.
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