740.00119 PW/8–1845

Memorandum by Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief of the U. S. Army and Navy, to the Secretary of State 23

I am forwarding herewith Prime Minister’s Message No. 6 to the President24 regarding the surrender of Hong Kong.

The President informs me that he has discussed the matter with the Secretary of State and is in agreement with the Secretary of State’s attitude as expressed to me by you.

Will you be kind enough to prepare a reply to Prime Minister’s No. 6 and also inform the War Department of the action taken, in order that Hong Kong may be definitely removed from the China theater for surrender purposes.

William D. Leahy
  1. For the attention of the Assistant Secretary of State (Dunn).
  2. Supra.