845.00/1804: Telegram

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

109. Your 161 of February 19. On February 16 I discussed the Indian situation on a private and personal basis with Lord Halifax. Today, with the approval of the President, I had a full and frank exchange of views on the same subject with the Ambassador.

If you are still under heavy pressure from the press representatives I believe you might appropriately say that any phases of the Indian situation which require discussion will be dealt with by the ranking officials of the American and British Governments.