President Roosevelt to the Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Soviet Union (Stalin)43

Thank you much for your message of March twenty-fifth. I hope that at the coming meeting the International Labor Organization will make it clear that it is no longer an organ of the League of Nations, and that it will become affiliated with the United Nations. [Page 1021] Therefore, I trust that the Soviet Union will have representatives at the following conference.

The same message, in a different translation, is printed in Correspondence Between the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the U.S.S.R. and the Presidents of the U.S.A. and the Prime Ministers of Great Britain During the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945 (Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1957), vol. ii, p. 182.

I will keep you informed of what happens at the Philadelphia meeting.

  1. Copy obtained from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, N.Y. Transmitted by the White House Map Room; received by Marshal Stalin on April 4.