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Memorandum for General Gerow
November 5, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
Last night shortly after my return to the Department, Stanley Hornbeck telephoned me.1
He expressed appreciation of my “lucid picture” of the situation; he shared my estimate of the recent messages from Magruder; he felt that the picture these messages conveyed had caused the State Department more worry than there was actual need for.
He then got down to the real purpose of his telephone message, stating that the State Department had only received copies of Magruder’s messages because of their contacts with Lauchlin Currie; that the Department received copies of the messages from the Naval Attach