May 16, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon busy writing a letter in his own hand to Osmeña in answer to a brief submitted to him by the latter. This is the opening gun in the contest between the two for the presidency of the Commonwealth after November 15, 1943. Quezon read me the salient points of Osmeña's brief, all..

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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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April 29-May 1, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon back from three weeks rest at Miami as guest of the military intelligence service. Originally he had planned to have me spend a fortnight with him to "finish his book" but on arrival there with his family he wired me there was no room available for me in the house which was..

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March 12, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Lunch with Mr. Canceran, private secretary to Quezon. Canceran much bothered by the President's frequent changes of plan for his trip to Florida causing the utmost possible inconvenience to everybody around him. This is the usual performance, but none of them get really used to it, and all grumble as much as they..

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March 5, 1943

Shoreham. Quezon wired for me to come here for ten days or so to help him finish his book, which he is determined to do, because, no doubt, of Warner Bros' offer for the cinema rights. Congratulated him on his Opera House (New York) address last Saturday, which he said had brought him many compliments...

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February 25, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. Quezon says that when he first came to Washington as Resident Commissioner he, like most Filipinos, believed that when they saw an American man and woman out driving together, whom they knew not to be married to one another, they were sexually intimate. This was the old Spanish idea. But when he got..

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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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February 20, 1943

This morning, my grla. associates, Col. Ramirez, Capt. Calvo and Mr. Elizalde dropped quietly at my office on their return trip to Manila from Isabela. Elizalde asked me for a list of 14th Inf. officers in hiding because they are in the Japanese wanted list and I gave him the names of Maj. Romulo A...

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January 29, 1943

Shoreham Hotel. The newspapers this morning gave Premier Hideki Tojo's speech of yesterday to the Diet in Tokyo in which he promised independence to Burma. He also said: "The people of the Philippines deserve independence, because they understand Japan's real aims and are ready to collaborate. . . . It is encouraging to observe an..

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