Date: March 9, 1973

Time: 3:00 pm and 3:02 pm

Location: White House Telephone

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Tape Subject Log

(rev. Sept-09)

The President talked with Thomas J. Meskill.

[See Conversation No. 418-5G]

President’s cable to Chou En-Lai

-John T. Downey

-Downey’s mother

-Downey’s release

-Call to William Downey (brother)

-Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy

-Further releases

-Lt. Cmdr. Robert J. Flynn

-Maj. Philip E. Smith

-People’s Republic of China [PRC]

-Meskill’s schedule



-Mrs. Downey’s condition

President’s appreciation for support


-Release date

-Hong Kong