Roosevelt Papers

American Draft of the Communiqué With Amendments by President Roosevelt 1

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  1. The text as typed was dictated by Hopkins to Warrant Officer Cornelius in the solarium of the President’s villa on the afternoon of November 24, 1943 (letter from Albert M. Cornelius to the Historical Office, 023.1/3–257). The date is confirmed by the fact that one of the carbon copies of this original draft bears the typewritten notation “11/24/43 edition”. According to Cornelius, Hopkins dictated without reference to any previously prepared notes or papers. The changes made on this draft are in Roosevelt’s handwriting. They were incorporated in the revised version of November 25, 1943 (post, p. 402).