The Secretary of the Treasury (Morgenthau) to the Secretary of State
Dear Cordell: Yesterday, at five o’clock, Sir Frederick Phillips of the British Treasury, called on me and gave me a memorandum, a copy of which you will find enclosed herewith.
- In a memorandum dated February 4, 1942, the Chief of the Division of Far Eastern Affairs (Hamilton) stated: “I talked with Mr. White of the Treasury Department over the telephone in regard to the enclosure to the attached letter and raised the question whether any action was called for by the last paragraph of the enclosure. After discussion, there was agreement between Mr. White and myself that this matter had been disposed of by the decisions reached by the American and the British Governments, respectively, and by the announcements of decisions made by each Government. Mr. White said that, when a decision had been reached here to seek Congressional authorization, the Treasury had informed the British of that decision.” For British announcement, see infra. ↩