Records of the Office of the Political Adviser in Japan, Lot 57–F103, 800 Korea: Telegram

General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to Lieutenant General John R. Hodge, at Seoul

CA 55221. Reference your Tfgcg 159. Use your own best judgment as to what action should be taken. I am not sufficiently familiar with local situation to advise you intelligently but I will support whatever decision you may take in this matter.