711.00111 Armament Control/65: Telegram
President Roosevelt to the Secretary of State
[Received October 5—4:45 p.m.]
The facts reported appear to establish the commencement of hostilities and the fact of actual war.
I agree with Ambassador Long that our neutrality declaration should be issued before action by the League.[Page 798]
If you have not already taken action you are hereby authorized to do so.