845.00/1815: Telegram

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

174. At Rajagopalachari’s request, Sir Maurice Gwyer, Chief Justice of India, presented to Viceroy’s deputy private secretary yesterday the proposal referred to in my 170, February 22, 5 p.m. In rejecting the proposal, Viceroy reiterated that responsibility entirely on Gandhi and Government could not take initiative.