July 23, 1945 Monday

The newspapers bring two pieces of news; one elated us, and the other alarmed us. The first seems to indicate an early end of the war. United Press reports in New York that the United States government administration is taking steps to draft the United States unconditional surrender terms. New York Herald Tribune states that..

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May 24, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Osmeña was operated upon hurriedly on Saturday last for appendicitis. Quezon goes down to Doctors' Hospital every day to call on him. The President told me of a recent meeting of the Pacific War Council. Mr. Roosevelt had opened with a talk of Attu, of which he had a large map. Evidently, he..

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February 21-23, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Summary of events here during my two weeks of absence: The letter Quezon was drafting when I left, in which he asked the President's support for a joint resolution of Congress declaring the Philippines "are and of right ought to be free and independent" was never sent. Instead he saw the President just..

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January 26-27, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon is offered $1,000 a lecture for ten meetings by Getts, a lecture promoter, who came to lunch with his wife, the former Osa Johnson, widow of Martin Johnson the big game photographer. Quezon expressed himself as in favour of a balance of power in the Far East--that Japan should not be so..

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January 18, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Morning at Elizalde's office, discussing with him, Ugarte and Zafra preparation of our official report on the recent international conference at Mont Tremblant. Also talk with Elizalde on the subject of Bernstein--he was very much upset because they already had a budget for that office of $150,000--and no Filipinos were on the staff,..

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December 15, 1942

On my own return from the two weeks session of the Institute of Pacific Relations at Mont Tremblant, Quebec, I reported to Quezon at the Shoreham. He was deeply interested. Said the terms of the proposed settlement by Holland of the Indonesian question didn't really matter--the Indonesians could get rid of the Dutch any time they..

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December 3, 1942

I was sent by President Quezon from Washington as a member of the Philippine delegation to the Eighth Conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations at Mont Tremblant Lodge, Mont Tremblant, Province of Quebec. On the train, I shared a compartment with Resident Commissioner J. M. Elizalde and was vastly entertained by his account of..

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June 22, 1942

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon returned from a conference with Secretary Ickes, whom he greatly likes. He is getting more interested every day in composing ideas for his book, which I am glad to see. Today, he expressed his wish not to have any controversial subjects in this war story, but will save them for the biography..

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