419 Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States, to Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister

Cablegram 134 WASHINGTON, 22 June 1940, 1 a.m.

FOR PRIME MINISTER MOST SECRET PERSONAL

With reference to my telegram 127 Canberra, 39 London [1]- Welles [2] told Lothian [3] last night on authority of President [4] that United States Fleet would not be moved from Pacific Ocean without prior consultation and that there was no immediate intention of so moving it. [5]

CASEY

1 Document 407.

2 U.S. Under-Secretary of State.

3 U.K. Ambassador to the United States.

4 Franklin D. Roosevelt.

5 This cablegram was repeated as no. 42 to S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London.

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