Text of the telegram sent by the Chief of the General Staff of the Imperial Japanese Army in reply to a message from His Excellency, Jose P. Laurel, President of the Republic of the Philippines, November 27, 1943

I APPRECIATE VERY MUCH YOUR THOUGHTFUL TELEGRAM. I SINCERELY HOPE THAT YOUR EXCELLENCY WILL REDOUBLE YOUR EFFORTS AT THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME.

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library