861.24/569: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Grew)

544. Your 1319, August 27, 4 p.m. and 1322, August 27, 7 p.m. [Here follows report based on memorandum by the Secretary of [Page 406] State, August 27, 1941, printed in Foreign Relations, Japan, 1931–1941, volume II, page 569.]

In the evening the Japanese Ambassador called at my apartment in connection with another matter and I took the occasion to emphasize again what I had previously said. The Ambassador said that he had already reported to his Government what I had said and that he had recommended that the Japanese Government purchase oil in this country in accordance with the suggestion brought out in our earlier conversation.