Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs (Alling)84

The Greek Prime Minister will return to Washington on July 9, and desires to sign the master Lend-Lease Agreement the following day. We are informed by TA85 and TD86 that those Divisions know of no reason why the ceremony should not take place at that time.

If you approve, we shall request the Treaty Division to have the document ready for signature on the morning of July 10.87

Paul H. Alling
  1. Addressed to the Secretary of State who marked it “OK”, and to the Under Secretary of State who noted on the margin: “Yes—the President is in accord.”
  2. Division of Commercial Policy and Agreements.
  3. Treaty Division.
  4. Agreement signed July 10, 1942. For text, see Executive Agreement Series No. 260, or 56 Stat. (pt. 2) 1559. For joint statement by President Roosevelt and the King of Greece, see Department of State Bulletin, July 11, 1942, p. 601; for press release issued by the Department July 10, including text of agreement, see ibid.