The Secretary of the Treasury (Morgenthau) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Cordell: I have just completed an extremely difficult week keeping the Tripartite Agreement alive.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you personally for your sympathetic understanding.

I wish that you would convey to Dr. Herbert Feis, Mr. Edwin C. Wilson, Mr. H. Merle Cochran and Mr. William W. Butterworth my deep appreciation for the very able assistance which they have again given me during this past week.

With kind regards [etc.]

H. Morgenthau, Jr.