EXHIBIT NO. 2 (HART INQUIRY)
Confidential
                                                   280 BRONXVILLE ROAD,
                                                  BRONXVILLE, NEW YORK,
                                                      19 February 1944.

From: Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, U. S. Navy, Retired.
To: Admiral Thomas C. Hart, U. S. Navy, Retired, Examining Officer.
Subject: Examination of witnesses for purpose of recording and
         preserving testimony pertinent to the Japanese attack on Pearl
         Harbor, T. H., on December 1941.
Reference: Your letter of 17 February 1944.

1. Receipt is acknowledged this date of the reference.

2. As the first meeting is scheduled to be held three days from this date, I find that I shall not have time to prepare for my attendance and request that the examination be adjourned after the organization meeting.

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3. Attention is invited to the fact that the stipulation between the Navy Department and me as to the conditions under which the testimony may be used has not been submitted to me as planned.

HUSBAND E. KIMMEL
/s/ Robert A. Lavender,
ROBERT A. LAVENDER,
Captain, U. S. Navy (Retired),
By direction.


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