160 Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States, to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 62 WASHINGTON, [18 April 1940] [1], 5.30 p.m.

Your telegram No. 40 [2] delayed in decoding. Lothian [3] who had not received any instructions mentioned subject to Mr. Hull [4] yesterday was referred for an answer to statement dealt with in my telegram No. 61 [5] which was in terms I had anticipated and which you will have received through the press. I propose to watch reaction in Congress and press before asking to see the Secretary of State in a day or so. Meanwhile you may wish to let me have your views on the United States statement.

1 The date of dispatch has been taken from Casey's file Copy on AA: A3300, 16.

2 Document 154.

3 U.K. Ambassador to the United States.

4 U.S. Secretary of State.

5 Document 156.

[AA: A981, NETHERLANDS 33]