893.24/1621b: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)

4200. “For Harriman28 from Stettinius.29 Russians and Chinese here very concerned regarding recent publicity on new land route to China. U.P. dispatch July 8 from London describes route and names towns. Disclosure attributed to American lend-lease official recently returned from Middle East. We would appreciate your investigating this matter as we have considered it of utmost secrecy due to Soviet relations with Japan.”

  1. W. Averell Harriman, Special Representative of President Roosevelt to facilitate material aid to the British Empire.
  2. Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Lend-Lease Administrator.