845.00/1798: Telegram

The Secretary of State to Mr. William Phillips, Personal Representative of President Roosevelt in India

96. Your 151, February 16. The President and I concur in your suggestion that you approach the Viceroy informally and express our deep concern over the political crisis. You may of course convey in your discretion an expression of our hope that some means may be found to avert the worsening of the situation which would almost certainly follow Gandhi’s death.