Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State (Welles) to the Chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs (Murray)

The Egyptian Minister called to see me yesterday afternoon and left with me the attached aide-mémoire.10 He told me that he had discussed this subject frequently with you and Mr. Alling,11 and expressed great appreciation of the helpful interest you had both taken in the matter. His reason for coming to see me about it, he said, was the fact that he understood that a decision was now imminent and that he hoped I would give the “final shove”. I told him that I would be very glad to do what I could to be helpful in the matter.

Will you let me know what the exact situation may be and also whether in your judgment there is anything I personally should do in the matter.

S[umner] W[elles]
  1. Supra.
  2. Paul H. Alling, Assistant Chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs.