377 Chifley to Shedden

Cablegram 3004, CANBERRA, 15 July 1949, 12.35 p.m.

SECRET AND PERSONAL

Desire to acknowledge your letter of July 1st.[1] I agree views expressed by you in para.5 in answer to question 4 and also with views expressed in para.8. If parties concerned are not, repeat not, prepared to enter into full reciprocal agreement that will enable a mutual and satisfactory arrangement tell them to go to Hades, repeat Hades, and let us know the date of their going. Please ascertain if Dedman concurs.[2]

[1] Document 375.

[2] On 22 July Shedden advised that Dedman agreed.

[AA : A5954, 1795/3]