File No. 763.72/11729

The Italian Ambassador ( Macchi di Cellere ) to the Assistant Secretary of State ( Phillips )

My Dear Mr. Phillips : With reference to our conversation of today I hasten to inform you that the Royal Italian Government has recently declared that they consider “the movement of the Jugo-Slav peoples for the conquest of their independence and for their constitution into a free state as being in accordance with the principles for which the Allies are fighting and with the aims of a just and lasting peace.”

Believe me [etc.]

Macchi di Cellere