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356 Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States, to Dr H. V. Evatt, Minister for External Affairs

Cablegram 332 WASHINGTON, 21 February 1942, 4 a.m.

Following personal for Minister External Affairs from justice
Frankfurter. [1]

[Begins] I have seen, of course most privately and confidentially,
your message to Casey [2] and President's reply. [3] I can assure
you of most anxious and sympathetic understanding here of the
circumstances and the needs immediately touching the Commonwealth.

I know that point of view of the President is taken in full light
of the whole situation and I believe in the interests of Australia
in the long run and which may not be a very long run. Regards.



1 Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a friend of
Roosevelt and had met Evatt when the latter was a Justice of the
High Court of Australia.

2 See Document 354, note 1. In cablegram 322 of 20 February Casey
asked whether he should inform the U.K. Joint Staff Mission in
Washington and Harry L. Hopkins (Adviser to President Franklin D.

Roosevelt) of the contents of cablegram 35. The Commonwealth Govt
agreed (cablegram 216 of 20 February) and also asked that
Frankfurter be informed. The cablegrams are on file AA:A981, War
33, attachment B.

3 Document 355.

Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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