61.1.6131/325: Telegram

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

151. Your 275, July 11, 5 p.m. Department has no objection to your sending Litvinoff the letter proposed in your telegram and dating it July 11.

Department would like to have Litvinoff’s letter to you dated July 13. If he insists very strongly on dating it July 15, you are authorized to agree, but in such event the notes and your press statement should not be released to the press until Monday, the 15th.

Department approves changes agreed to by Embassy as set forth in next to last paragraph.