9 Officer to Department of External Affairs
THE HAGUE, 9 January 1948 Cablegram Hag 5
My telegram No. 230/47. 
I discussed situation with Minister for Foreign Affairs last night and urged views in your telegram No. 166.  Boetzelaer emphasised that their policy was not to crush Republic but to bring it into the Federation. He believed the Republic were inclined to this course but there might first be changes in its government. He promised me details of the Federation proposals.
2. What are Kirby's and Eaton's views re situation which is not clear from here.