740.0011 Pacific War/854E: Telegram

President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill 1

For the Former Naval Person from the President.

The Senate passed the all-out declaration of war eighty-two to nothing, and the House has passed it three hundred and eighty-eight to one. Today all of us are in the same boat with you and the people of the Empire and it is a ship which will not and cannot be sunk.

  1. Sent as telegram 5749 over Hull’s signature to the Embassy at London.