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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1922

Brazil,   pp. 651-662 PDF (3.6 MB)

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832.30/47: Telegram
The Amba88ador in Brazil (Morgan) to the Secretary of State
RIO DE JANEIRO, March 4, 1922-1 p. m.
[Received 5 p. m.]
21. Public announcement is now made by the Brazilian Govern-
ment that it will contract for a foreign naval mission, the nation-
ality of which is not yet settled. Only an American or a British
mission, however, is contemplated. This naval mission will hold the
same relation to the Navy that the French military mission now
holds to the Army. The head of the French mission enjoys a con-
siderable degree of authority and receives suitable remuneration.
President Pessoa desires that Captain C. T. Vogelgesang,l with
whom he is well acquainted, have the mission under his direction,
and wishes him to visit Brazil to formulate plans and give advice,
the selection of assistants being deferred.
I respectfully recommend that authorization be granted me to
inform President Pessoa confidentially that Captain Vogelgesang
will be detailed to advise and organize the mission, if the President
of Brazil so requests. The naval attach6 and all naval officers
detailed here approve this telegram.
832.30/53: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Charge in Brazil (Crosby)
WASHINGTON, April 17, 1922-4 p. m.
43. You are authorized to inform the Brazilian Government that
the Government of the United States would be very glad to designate
officers of the American Navy for a naval mission if the Brazilian
Government should desire their appointment for this purpose. The
Secretary of the Navy is willing to send an officer of distinguished
1Capt. Carl T. Vogelgesang, U. S. N., chief of the naval mission to Brazil,
Jan.-Nov. 1918.

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