740.00119 P.W./5–1745: Telegram

The Minister in Sweden (Johnson) to the Secretary of State

1821. My 1748, May 11, 1 p.m. and 1798, May 15, 7 p.m.9 Contact heard from Lowenhielm that after careful survey by Prince Carl Senior they are let [led] to believe that something could be arranged. According to Lowenhielm, this impression was obtained from contacts they had made on the question. (Presumably Lowenhielm was referring to contacts with other Swedes and not with Allies. I am not informed of any approach to Allies here.)

Lowenhielm stated further that the question is now being handled by “the highest man in this country” (obviously meaning the King). He further requested contact to report substance of above to General Onodera. Latter according to contact was very pleased and gratified upon receiving report.

There have been certain rumors here that Japanese approach for negotiated peace is being made in other places but I have no information on this.

  1. Latter not printed.