418 Mr A. Eden, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, to Commonwealth Government

Cablegram 174 LONDON, 14 December 1939, 4.06 p.m.

SECRET

My telegram of 8th December, 167. [1]

His Majesty has approved of the appointment of person named, and His Majesty's Ambassador at Washington [2] was instructed yesterday to approach the United States Government as desired in your telegram No. 193 [3], and to arrange direct with you for simultaneous announcement in Australia and United States.

1 Not printed (see PRO: FO 372/3319). It reported that formal approval of R.G. Casey's appointment to Washington could not be obtained for a few days until King George VI returned from France.

There is another copy incorrectly numbered 168 on file AA: A461, A703/1/2.

2 Lord Lothian.

3 Document 407.

[AA: CP 290/6, ITEM 1]