The Under Secretary of State (Phillips) to the Ambassador in Japan (Grew)

Dear Mr. Grew: I acknowledge receipt of your confidential letter of October 6 giving a review of factors in the Russo-Japanese situation and an estimate of possibilities. We have found this material very useful and are very glad to have your views. Your estimate and ours are in accord. I am sure that you will continue to watch this situation closely and we will of course count on you to inform us of any developments of importance in connection therewith.

Yours sincerely,

William Phillips