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The Secretary of State to the Chargé in India (Merrell)

371. The Office of Strategic Services of this Government is sending Ilia Tolstoy and Brooke Dolan on a mission to General Stilwell via India and Tibet. It is expected that these two men will depart from the United States for India by air in the immediate future. Please render them both all appropriate assistance in arranging for their journey through Tibet.

The Department understands that American military authorities in India will furnish you further details in regard to the matter and that some British authorities in India have already been informed.