760C.62/1088c: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy (Phillips)49

78. The President has just sent the following messages to the Chancellor of the German Reich and to the President of Poland. [Here follow the complete texts of the messages under reference, printed supra.] These messages will be released to the press at 10 p.m. Washington time.

You should convey these texts without delay to the Foreign Office, stating in writing that you are doing so by instructions of the President, who regards these two messages as supplementary to his message to the King of Italy,50 and has the hope that the latter may find them helpful should he decide that he could make a move for peace.

  1. The same, with the omission of the last paragraph, on the same date, to the Embassies in France (No. 647), Germany (No. 376), and Poland (No. 40), and at 11 p.m. to the Embassy in the United Kingdom (No. 691).
  2. See telegram No. 77, August 23, 11 a.m., to the Ambassador in Italy, p. 351.