740.0011 Moscow/63: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union ( Harriman ) to the Acting Secretary of State

1729. DelAm 25. From the Secretary. Reference DelAm No. 10.11 In order to be prepared to expedite the signature of the Four Nation Declaration in the event it is accepted at today’s meeting, please inform the American Embassy in Chungking of the single change in the preamble and send them the final draft of the text of the numbered paragraphs and ask Gauss to hold it in strict confidence himself until he is requested to transmit it to the Chinese Government either by [Page 828] instructions from you or myself or upon request of the Chinese Government.

If the text is accepted by the conference this afternoon, I shall immediately inform the Chinese Ambassador here telling him that the final text is available at our Embassy at Chungking. I shall also immediately authorize Gauss to release it to the Chinese Government for their confidential information and in order that they may sign in such manner as may be agreed upon, if the text meets with their approval. [Hull.]

  1. Telegram No. 1679, October 22, 2 p.m., from the Chargé” in the Soviet Union, not printed.