611.6131/330: Telegram

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

281. I signed today at 1 o’clock with Litvinov notes and letters and will release notes to press at 5 p.m., this afternoon, Saturday July 13th (10 a.m., Washington time). I venture to suggest that in issuing the text of the identic notes the Department should at the same time make the statement made in the fifth paragraph of my 275, July 11, 5 p.m. I will make available to the press on July 15, 5 p.m. (10 a.m. Washington time) the text of my letter to Litvinov dated July 11 and of Litvinov’s reply dated July 15th.