741.6111/6: Telegram

The Ambassador to the Polish Government in Exile ( Biddle ) to the Secretary of State

Polish Series 30. For the President and the Acting Secretary. Sikorski tells me that following his Government’s notification by the British Government that conversations looking towards a British-Russian [Page 139] agreement would start at noon today, he sent a note to the British Government stating in effect (a) that these conversations coming on top of his memorandum of March 27,77 copy of which he handed you in Washington, were for him and his Government a source of great regret, and (b) that the Polish Government would want to participate in the conversations in event they touched upon Lithuania and/or Bukovina, questions which the Polish Government considered of vital interest to Poland.

  1. The memorandum was dated March 24 and transmitted to the British Government on March 27; the text is quoted in memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State, March 25, pp. 123, 125.