811B.01/6–2546: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the United States High Commissioner in the Philippines (McNutt)

1125. For High Commissioner. Following letter has been received in Dept for you from the President:

“My dear Paul: In addition to your other duties and commissions in the Philippines I have appointed you to be my Personal Representative at the ceremonies attending the Proclamation of the Independence of the Republic of the Philippines on July 4, 1946. As High Commissioner you should notify the government of the Philippine Commonwealth of this appointment and at the same time express to President Roxas my sincere regret that circumstances have prevented my own attendance upon this historic occasion. Very sincerely yours, signed Harry S. Truman.[”]