Lot 60–D 224, Box 55: D.O./P.R./22

Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State (Stettinius) to the Secretary of State

Subject: Progress Report on Dumbarton Oaks Conversations—Twenty-third Day

Because Sir Alexander Cadogan was called to Quebec to confer with Prime Minister Churchill (on matters other than the Dumbarton Oaks conversations), no official meetings were held today.

Various members of the American group took advantage of the suspension of meetings to confer with one another and examine latest drafts of various documents.

Members of the secretariat took advantage of the delay to catch up with preparation of minutes and other papers. The latest draft of the document, based upon changes agreed to by the joint formulation group at its meeting yesterday afternoon, was copied and distributed to participants in the conversations.

Marshal Stalin’s reply88 to the President’s message89 on voting procedure was received. I sent a wire to the President90 quoting the exact text of the formula now under study.

At 4:00 p.m., Messrs. Long, Hackworth, Pasvolsky and I met with you for a 40 minute round-up discussion on the open questions.

  1. Dated September 14, p. 806.
  2. See telegram 58, September 8, p. 788.
  3. Infra.