Editorial Note

No record of this discussion has been found. The time of the meeting is derived from the President’s appointment calendar (Roosevelt Papers). In Welles’ memorandum of January 5, 1942 (post, p. 306), there is a reference to the “agreement” on the ABDA Command handed by Roosevelt to the Netherlands Minister on December 29. From the comments on this “agreement” by the Governor General of the Netherlands Indies (post, p. 309), it appears that what Roosevelt gave to Loudon on this occasion was a copy of Churchill’s telegram of December 28, 1941, to the Lord Privy Seal, post, p. 277.