September 30, 1943

did not see Quezon this day; he had a Cabinet meeting for half an hour at 11:30 a.m. and then "slept" the rest of the day. Talked with Dr. Rotor and Bernstein. The latter says Quezon is emotionally very much upset with the editorials in Washington Post and Washington Star;  and very angry with Lippman. Rotor says..

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September 6-9, 1943

Saranac Lake, N.Y. This is the first entry in this diary for more than three months. Early in June, Quezon was attacked by bronchitis and soon developed a serious attack of tuberculosis. Dr. Trepp was frankly alarmed--he told me that Quezon was a worn-out man, and expressed himself as uncertain whether he could pull Quezon..

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May 15, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Dr. Trepp tells me that Quezon is in very much better condition; that his blood pressure is down to 160--about right for his age; that the past week has been largely given up to interviews with Supreme Court Justices Murphy and Frankfurter, and when I saw Quezon he told me the "legal" position..

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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 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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January 9-10, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon very friendly and gracious--perhaps making up for the incident of the week before, when, knowing that I was coming from Charlottesville on his request, he let me make the journey without sending me word that he was going to New York! Dr. Trepp says this is characteristic--that he often shows no consideration..

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December 1, 1942

Quezon thinks Admiral Leahy arranged for the occupation of North Africa, but when he was "recalled" from Vichy he was really getting out before the Nazis could seize him and treat him as a spy. I was invited to attend the Cabinet meeting yesterday to hear Bernstein explain his plan and program for the new..

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