Lot 60–D 224, Box 55: D.O./P.R./39

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

Subject: Progress Report on Dumbarton Oaks Conversations—Forty-first Day

Meeting of the Joint Formulation Group

The joint formulation group, under the chairmanship of Dr. Wellington Koo, met at 10:30 and 2:30 for the purpose of examining the draft proposals in detail. Dr. Koo explained that it would be very helpful to the Chinese delegation to have the views of the United States and British delegations on a number of points which were not entirely clear to the members of his group.

The entire document was read through and at the request of the Chinese delegation meanings were clarified on a large number of minor points. The explanations given by the American and British delegates appeared to satisfy the Chinese delegation which seemed to feel that no important textual changes would be required. They reserved the right, however, to bring up certain points in the forthcoming United Nations conference.