811.003 Wallace, Henry A./49

Vice President Wallace to the Secretary of State

Dear Secretary Hull: As you know, I am planning to leave shortly for the Far East and in view of the rapidly approaching date of my departure I am finding it necessary to complete all plans.

Because of the prime necessity of being in close touch with the State Department’s policies and procedures, I should appreciate it if you could find it possible to assign Mr. John Carter Vincent as a member of my party. Besides relying on him in the course of the journey I could then count on him to see that all necessary details of planning within his sphere of activity are covered in advance of departure.

I want you to know how deeply I appreciate the fine cooperation I have received from the people of your Department, and particularly from Mr. Ballantine, Mr. Bohlen and Mr. Vincent.

Sincerely yours,

H. A. Wallace