611.6131/323: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Bullitt) to the Secretary of State

271. Your 144, July 6, 4 p.m. I explained to Litvinov today our reasons for desiring to adhere to our text of the draft of note, I also sent Henderson to explain the matter to Rosenblum, Economic Adviser to the Foreign Office.

Litvinov did not appear to be upset but ended our conversation by saying “Well we shall see what we can do.”

I gathered the impression that for political reasons he would like to accept our proposal but that he felt he would have to take up the matter again with Rosengoltz and Stalin.