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

108. Such comment as has been observed in American press regarding Gandhi’s fast and situation arising therefrom has for the most part been factual and unemotional. Implications involved are probably not appreciated by American public and it is thought that there has been thus far little reaction to existing situation. Censorship in India has undoubtedly greatly restricted possible coverage here.