Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Far Eastern Affairs (Hamilton) to the Secretary of State
Mr. Secretary: There is attached a revision of the proposal which was sent to you by Mr. Morgenthau.50 (The proposal still of course needs further revision and elaboration.)
I think that the proposal is the most constructive one which I have yet seen. I have shown the proposal to all of the senior officers of FE, and all of them concur in that view.[Page 623]
I urge that most careful consideration be given promptly to the proposal. To that end I suggest that copies of the proposal be made available to Admiral Stark and to General Marshall and that you arrange to confer with them in regard to the matter as soon as they have had an opportunity to examine the proposal.