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 March 5, 1940.

AMERICAN EMBASSY
LONDON
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.

Your 490, February 28, 8 p. m.

Please convey following message to the Naval person from the President:

QUOTE Upon my return to Washington, I received your message. I deeply appreciate your efforts. I am having the situation thoroughly studied and will communicate with you further as soon as possible. END QUOTE

(signed in pencil)

ROOSEVELT

 REGRADED UNCLASSIFIED

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

Winston S. Churchill