Roosevelt Papers: Telegram

President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill1

top secret

Number 607, secret and personal, from the President for the Former Naval Person.

Your 766.2 We are watching with sympathetic interest your efforts to get Argentina in line with our appetites, and we hope your efforts will be crowned with success. I have no doubt that a satisfactory meat contract will be arranged. After all they must sell their beef and no other diner is in sight.

  1. Sent to the United States Naval Attaché, London, via Navy channels. The White House Map Room sent a paraphrase of this message to Hull for his information on August 28, 1944 (841.244/8–2844).
  2. Ante, p. 163.