Moscow Embassy Files, Lot F–96

President Roosevelt to the Chairman of the Soviet Council of People’s Commissars (Stalin)20


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Regarding the meeting of our three representatives, I will cheerfully agree that the place of meeting be Moscow and the date the beginning of October—say Monday, the fourth. I will send you in two or three days a suggested informal list of subjects to be discussed, but I think the three members should feel free, after becoming acquainted with each other, to discuss any other matters which may come up.

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  1. Transmitted in a letter from Ambassador Standley to Foreign Commissar Molotov on September 11. The latter acknowledged receipt of the letter in a note dated the same day, and stated that “the message in question has been transmitted by me to its destination”.
  2. Other portions of this message (which concluded with the statement: “I really feel that the three of us are making real headway.”) are printed on p. 785 and in Foreign Relations, The Conferences at Cairo and Tehran, 1943, p. 24.