108 Ballard to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 216 BATAVIA, 8 July 1947, 11.48 a.m.

IMPORTANT SECRET

The text of the Indonesian reply [1] dated July 5th (omitting instruction portion) is given in my immediately following telegram. [2] The local authorities consider it unsatisfactory and evasive and have so reported to The Hague whose instructions are now awaited.

Text has not yet been made public.

1 i.e. the Indonesian reply to Van Mook's communication of 29 June (see Document 106 and note 1 thereto).

2 Document 109.

[AA:A1838/283, 403/3/1/1, viii]