Editorial Note

No official record of this meeting has been found. Hull (vol. ii, pp. 1121–1122) says: “Following the meeting [with Churchill] the President called in Soviet Ambassador Litvinov and handed him a copy [of the Joint Declaration] to be sent immediately to his Government [Page 125] for comment.” See also the statement by Hull in his memorandum of conversation of December 29, 1941, in Foreign Relations, 1942, vol. i, p. 18. The text of the draft as given to Litvinov is in telegram 6081 of December 28 from Halifax to Eden, post, p. 370.