Hopkins Papers

The Presidents Special Assistant ( Hopkins ) to the Chinese Foreign Minister ( Soong )

Dear Dr. Soong: Apropos of your note of May 18th,1 the only amendment I have to suggest relates to paragraph 5 of your proposed wire to the Generalissimo. I think the following wording would more appropriately indicate the President’s purposes

“5. The President told me that it is the position of the United States that Anakim will be undertaken this winter in conjunction with the British. Definite plans for this project are now being considered from the viewpoint of the allotment of tonnage and special equipment, preliminary to detailed plans for each phase of the operation, which will be communicated to me for your consideration as they are prepared.”

Very cordially yours,

Harry L. Hopkins
  1. Ante, p. 290.