312 Commonwealth Government to Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister (in London)
Cablegram 73 21 February 1941,
Your telegram of 14th February, Far East and Thailand.  We have had whole question under close examination during last fortnight  and are communicating to you, Latham  and Casey , our considered views.  As you are now aware, Casey and Halifax  have been in close consultation with the President  and Secretary of State  on this question.
We hardly think suggestion that Latham be accredited to Thailand is practicable at present time owing to difficulties of communication, belief that Latham should be closely associated with Craigie  and Grew  during this critical period and fact that dual representation has never been regarded as any compliment by nations concerned.