The Netherland Minister (Loudon) to the Secretary of State

No. 2693

Sir: I have the honor to confirm the message which I have communicated by telephone to Mr. Berle, the Assistant Secretary of State, that I am in receipt of a telegram from the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs, worded:

“We have absolute conviction that no alteration in political or legal status Netherlands East or West Indies is contemplated by Allies and we also feel confident about Japan.”

Please accept [etc.]

A. Loudon