21 November 1941
In case you use Proposal "B"* for an agreement, as an introductory paragraph please tentatively incorporate the following draft:
"The Imperial Japanese Government and the Government of the United States of America, impelled by their strong desire of preserving peace in the Pacific, and recognizing the vital importance of a frank expression on the part of both countries of a sincere determination to embrace peaceful methods, declare it as their mutual understanding that:"
JD-1: 6688 (M) Navy Trans. 11-22-41 (S-TT)
*JD-1: 6250 (S.I.S. #24338).
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 1 INTERCEPTED DIPLOMATIC MESSAGES SENT BY THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BETWEEN JULY l AND DECEMBER 8, 1941)