Memorandum of Conversation, by the Assistant Secretary of State (Berle)

Sir Ronald27 came in to see me at my request. I referred to his protest at the publication, in Drew Pearson’s column in the Washington Post, of a copy of William Phillips’ letter to the President about India.28 I said this was a wholly unauthorized publication; that we regretted its appearance; and that no responsible officer of the Government had had anything to do with it.

I added that we were cabling the substance of this statement to our Embassy in London.29

A[dolf] A. B[erle], Jr.
  1. Sir Ronald I. Campbell, British Minister.
  2. Sir Ronald had called and made such a protest on July 25; memorandum of conversation not printed (845.00/7–2544).
  3. This was done in telegram No. 5933, July 28, 8 p.m.