The Officer in Charge at New Delhi (Merrell) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 9—6:03 a.m.]
Speaking before All India Congress Committee last night Gandhi stated that he would make every effort to see Viceroy35 before launching struggle but Government was apparently unimpressed by this statement.
There is as yet no news as to whether, in view of foregoing, movement will be started forthwith.[Page 712]
The Indian defense member confirmed to me last night the explanation given in the last paragraph of telegram referred to above.