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United States congressional serial set: surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
(1946)

Part III. Surrender of Japan,   pp. [69]-111 ff.


Page 80

Japanese forces, informing the Supreme Commander
for the Allied Powers of the effective date and hour
of such cessation.
"(2) Send emissaries at once to the Supreme Com-
mander for the Allied Powers with information of the
disposition of the Japanese forces and commanders,
and fully empowered to make any arrangements
directed by the Supreme Commander for the Allied
Powers to enable him and his accompanying forces
to arrive at the place designated by him to receive
the formal surrender.
"(3) For the purpose of receiving such surrender
and carrying it into effect, General of the Army
Douglas MacArthur has been designated as the
Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, and he
will notify the Japanese Government of the time,
place and other details of the formal surrender."
Accept [etc.]
JAMES F. BYRNES
Secretary of State
MAx GRAssLI, Esquire,
Charg6 d'Alffaires ad interim of Switzerland.
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