The Secretary of War (Stimson) to the Secretary of State
Washington, September 9, 1944.
Dear Mr. Secretary: I enclose herewith
- Copy of the memorandum dated September 9th which gives to the President my general views as to the matters contained in your memorandum of September 4th1 as well as some comments on the papers submitted by Mr. Morgenthau2 to the President with your aforesaid memorandum of September 4th.
- My suggested changes to your memorandum of September 4th which have been under study between Mr. Matthews and Mr. McCloy, as I told you in the President’s conference.3
Henry L Stimson
- Ante, p. 95.↩
- Ante, p. 101.↩
- Stimson’s Diary for September 7, 8, and 9, 1944, indicates that the two enclosures were prepared with McCloy’s assistance and that Stimson presented them at a meeting which the Cabinet Committee on Germany had with Roosevelt on September 9 (Stimson Papers).↩
- The dash in the passage quoted indicates the omission of several words from the text of the Treasury memorandum. Cf. ante, p. 102.↩
- Ante, p. 98.↩
- i.e., the Declaration of German Atrocities approved at the Tripartite Conference held at Moscow, October 18–November 1, 1943. For text, see Foreign Relations, 1943, vol. i, pp. 768–769; Department of State Bulletin, vol. ix, November 6, 1943, pp. 310–311.↩