811.2300/22: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Japan ( Caffery )

13. Your 13, January 17, 9 p.m.

Express gratification to appropriate authorities for informal consent. Telegraph promptly as soon as written confirmation is received.95 Lieutenant Nutt, Advance Officer, has been instructed to leave Philippines for Tokyo to arrange details. War Department would be glad if Japanese Officer would accompany him on pathfinding expedition and believes that Japanese objection to expedition as stated in your 10, January 12, 3 p.m., will now be withdrawn.

  1. On Jan. 25, the Chargé informed the Department that he had received formal written confirmation from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the informal consent previously given by the War Office (file no. 811.2300/35).