845.01/163½: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Personal Representative of the President in India (Johnson)

124. Your 180, April 13, 6 p.m. Please communicate to Pandit Nehru the substance of the following message from the President:

“The President greatly appreciates your letter dated April 12 which he has received through Colonel Johnson. He has been deeply gratified by the message which it contains. He feels sure that all of the people of India will make every possible effective effort to resist Japanese aggression in every part of India. To the utmost extent of its ability the Government of the United States will contribute towards that common cause.”