324. Memorandum From the Secretary of State to the President1

I am getting up the material you asked for with reference to Brazil petroleum laws. I suggest, however, that you ask Pete Jones to talk to Herbert Hoover, who is very familiar with this situation which is exceedingly tricky. This petroleum matter was the major issue in the recent campaign and has been a highly charged matter of domestic politics for some years.

John Foster Dulles2
  1. Source: Eisenhower Library, Dulles Papers, White House Memoranda. Drafted by Dulles. A handwritten note on the source text indicates that it was handcarried by the Secretary to the President on January 12.
  2. Printed from a copy which bears this typed signature.