760C.62/1088d: Telegram

President Roosevelt to the German Chancellor ( Hitler )

I have this hour received from the President of Poland a reply to the messages which I addressed to Your Excellency and to him last night. The text of President Moscicki’s reply is as follows:

[Here follows text of the telegram dated August 25, printed supra.]

Your Excellency has repeatedly and publicly stated that the ends and the objectives sought by the German Reich were just and reasonable. In his reply to my message the President of Poland has made [Page 369] it plain that the Polish Government is willing, upon the basis set forth in my messages, to agree to solve the controversy which has arisen between the Republic of Poland and the German Reich by direct negotiation or through the process of conciliation.

Countless human lives can be yet saved and hope may still be restored that the nations of the modern world may even now construct a foundation for a peaceful and a happier relationship if you and the Government of the German Reich will agree to the pacific means of settlement accepted by the Government of Poland.

All the world prays that Germany, too, will accept.

Franklin D. Roosevelt