845.01/126a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Commissioner at New Delhi (Wilson)

52. The Department is of course extremely interested in the purpose of Sir Stafford Cripps’ proposed visit to India33 and in the reception accorded his offer. You are requested therefore to transmit by telegraph with the least possible delay all information which you may be in a position to obtain regarding the proposed formula and the Hindu and Moslem reaction thereto.

  1. On March 11, 1942, Prime Minister Churchill made a statement in the House of Commons announcing that Sir Stafford Cripps would go to India. See British Cmd. 6350: India (Lord Privy Seal’s Mission) … April, 1942, p. 3.