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413 Mr John Curtin, Prime Minister, to Mr Winston Churchill, U.K. Prime Minister

Cablegram Johcu 26 [1] CANBERRA, n.d.

MOST IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET AND PERSONAL

Your telegram No. 12. [2]

We have the same view of Casey [3] as yourself. Our whole purpose
is that in view of Evatt's [4] almost due arrival Washington we
greatly hope Casey will be there as that conjunction invaluable.

That is full extent our demurrer. Casey has never intimated to me
any desire for change but we would not stand in way your desire.

We should hope however Casey stays long enough to meet Evatt and
thus accomplish our desires. [5]

CURTIN

1 Sent through the U.K. Dominions Office.

2 Document 412.

3 Minister to the United States.

4 Minister for External Affairs.

5 Churchill replied on 14 March thanking Curtin and advising that
he was about to telegraph Casey. See cablegram Winch 13 on file
AA:MP1217, Box 474, Dr H. V. Evatt ... Visit to United Kingdom and
U.S.A.-1942.


[PRO:DO 35/1009, i]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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