The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Japan (Dooman)
190. Referring to your telegram No. 320, July 10, 4 p.m. At my request the Japanese Ambassador came to see me this morning, at which time I talked with him about the bombings of Chungking by the Japanese on the mornings of July 6 and 7. I affirmed our opposition to continuation of these indiscriminate bombings and told him that I had been asked by the President personally to make this protest. I also informed Mr. Horinouchi that the President desired to receive without delay and with no exchange of formal notes, a statement on the matter from the Japanese Government.