The President to the Secretary of State

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

In regard to your memorandum of August 26th1 on the subject of questions raised by Lord Halifax in reference to French Indo-China, [Page 252] I suggest this matter be deferred until after my meeting with the Prime Minister in Quebec.2

The same thing applies to the Aide-Mémoire covering the French Committee’s proposals.3 It should be remembered that in relation to (iv) participation in the planning of political warfare in the Far East involves one of the principal partners i.e. China.

F[ranklin] D. R[oosevelt]
  1. Ante, p. 249.
  2. Roosevelt also told Hull orally that lie planned to discuss the French proposals with Churchill at Quebec. See Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. iii, p. 776.
  3. Ante, p. 247.