The Secretary of State to President Roosevelt 51

Referring to your memorandum of February 3,52 covering a letter from Bishop Walsh to the Postmaster General, and to the memorandum which I am sending to you, separately,53 in comment upon possible procedure suggested by the Bishop in regard to relations with Japan,—

In as much as the Japanese Government is sending a new Ambassador, who is due to arrive here shortly, would it not seem desirable to await arrival of and contact with that Ambassador before taking any action regarding any suggestions offered through indirect channels?

The letter from Bishop Walsh to the Postmaster General is returned herewith.

  1. Drafted by the Adviser on Political Relations (Hornbeck).
  2. See footnote 37, p. 17.
  3. Infra.