Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State (Welles)

I inquired of the British Ambassador this morning when he called upon me whether he had as yet any information from his Government [Page 617] in response to the inquiry addressed to him by the Secretary of State in a conversation a few days ago as to whether the British Government was informed of the nature and extent of any secret agreements which might have been reached between Japan, Germany and Italy.

The Ambassador pulled out of his pocket the attached “most secret” memorandum22 which he said he had received on Thursday and which he stated was the reply to the inquiry which he had addressed to his Government after receiving the inquiry made by the Secretary of State.

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