321 Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States
Cablegram 16 LONDON, 31 May 1940, 10 p.m.
IMMEDIATE FOR MR CASEY HIMSELF PERSONALLY
Your telegram No. 29. 
Halifax  asked me to convey his appreciation of your presentation of position [to] Sumner Welles  which he considers admirable.
As I felt effect might be prejudiced if (it was) thought here your action has been prompted by me, I substituted in second paragraph for reference to my opinion 'my information was that opinion was strongly held'.
I also eliminated third paragraph as I felt it would be considered particularly by the Prime Minister  too defeatist and would prevent cable receiving consideration it deserves.