December 4, 1941
To be handled in Government Code.
Re your #1256 [a].
What you say in your telegram is, of course, true, but at present it would be a very delicate matter to give any more explanations than set forth in my #875 [b]. I would advise against it because unfortunate results might follow, so please reply in accordance with my afore-mentioned message.
Army 25731 Trans. 12-4-41 (S)
[a] Not available.
[b] S.I.S. #25725
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