384 Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States, to Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister
Cablegram 123 WASHINGTON, 15 June 1940, 12 noon
FOR THE PRIME MINISTER MOST SECRET PERSONAL
Your telegram (unnumbered) of 14th June. 
President  is so engaged with British , French  and with other Ambassadors and with consideration of amendments to the Johnson Act  and Neutrality Act  that personal delivery of your message would have meant seriously to delay it. I therefore sent it down by hand last night and this morning called on the Under Secretary of State  to assure myself that it had been received. I confirmed that this was the case and that it and several somewhat similar messages were receiving dose attention and that it was hoped that the President would be able to receive me shortly.
I once again received the impression that the President is fully convinced of the tragic seriousness of the position. His problem is to decide the action he can take that will on the one hand fortify the resolution of the Allies and on the other hand have the support of United States public opinion and Congress. He is doing everything conceivable to those ends.