811.20 Defense (M) India/181: Telegram

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

162. Department’s 95, February 17, 6 p.m. Reference paragraph 1, it was recommended by Patton and Lane, who first submitted plan to me, that U. R. Moseley, British, present head of Joint Mica Mission and former official of Eastern Group Supply Council here, act as chairman of Committee. He is able and cooperative.

A further expression of your views will be appreciated after additional details of the plan, transmitted in my airmail despatch No. 13 dated January 3055 have been considered.

Comment on paragraph 2 of Department’s message will follow.

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