Mr. William Phillips, Personal Representative of President Roosevelt in India, to the Secretary of State
[Received February 23—7:39 a.m.]
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.