The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Grew)
83. Your 130, June 20, 11 a.m. Department, after further consultation with Navy Department, desires you proceed with this matter along lines indicated in Department’s 79, June 18, 6 p.m., and previous, and your reply under reference. You should watch for a natural and favorable opportunity such as you suggest. However, the destroyer is scheduled to sail, July 15 and to leave Honolulu on July 21, proceeding to Guam. To have effect at this time, an invitation from the Japanese should be received here before the latter date. Department suggests that you inform us of developments favorable or unfavorable in regard to the making by you of this approach by, say, July 10.