The Under Secretary of State (Welles) to the Greek Minister (Diamantopoulos)

My Dear Mr. Minister: I regretted exceedingly not having been able to receive the Prime Minister on Thursday last as I had hoped to do. Mr. Berle92 informs me that he believes the Prime Minister has now left the United States and I am more than sorry that for that reason I shall not have the chance of talking with him again during his present visit to this country.

As you will remember, the Prime Minister sent to me a memorandum regarding recruitment of Greek subjects in the United States for military service. This memorandum has had the most attentive study by the military authorities of the United States and by the Department of State. I am enclosing herewith a memorandum93 which is in the nature of a reply to the memorandum sent to me by the Prime Minister and I shall ask your kindness in seeing that this memorandum is transmitted to him. I may add that the reply of this Government as set forth in the memorandum enclosed herewith has been approved by the President.

With my kind regards, believe me

Yours very sincerely,

Sumner Welles
  1. Adolf A. Berle, Jr., Assistant Secretary of State.
  2. Not attached to file copy; see draft memorandum as submitted to President Roosevelt July 7, supra.