173 Commonwealth Government to Lord Cranborne, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Cablegram 777 CANBERRA, 8 December 1941
Have just received cablegram from Australian Minister, Washington, which reads:-
'No. 1094.  Repeated to London 162.
Secretary of State  has now telephoned British Ambassador  that in view of declaration of war by Japan against U.S.A. there is no need for the President  to seek a declaration of war by Congress although he will probably send Congress a message tomorrow. Casey.' Please inform us by most immediate cablegram course United Kingdom Government proposes to take. 
We have declared war with Finland, Hungary and Roumania as from 5 p.m. December 8th (today).