17 Kirby to Burton
Cablegram K39 BATAVIA, 14 January 1948, 10.40 p.m.
Your telegrams  much appreciated. Discussions are still proceeding and the Dutch have extended the time limit until Thursday. A stiff attitude on our part and the Republic's, may yet gain further concessions. Offer on return to Batavia tomorrow. 
The Committee desirous of personal report by three to the Security Council this month. I will be visiting Australia immediately the situation allows for onward journey to New York. Graham and Van Zeeland will arrive there before me, as they are going direct.