884.001 Selassie I/374: Telegram

The Emperor of Ethiopia (Haile Selassie I) to President Roosevelt 32

My Government and people are anxious to assume the obligations of the United Nations pact.33 We the first nation to regain its freedom and independence wish to place the military and economic resources of our country at the disposal of those nations who gladly sacrifice all for liberty and justice.

Haile Selassie
  1. Copy sent to the Department by the President’s personal secretary, Miss Grace Tully.
  2. Declaration by the United Nations, January 1, 1942, vol. i, p. 25.