811.003 Wallace, Henry A./49
The Secretary of State to Vice President Wallace
My Dear Mr. Vice President: I have received your letter of April 25, 1944 in which you state that in view of the rapidly approaching date of your departure you desire to complete all necessary plans.
With reference to your request that, if possible, Mr. John Carter Vincent be assigned as a member of your party, I appreciate your desire to have him accompany you to China in order to enable you to remain in close touch with the Department’s policies and procedures. I shall be very glad to make his services available to you just as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made for the carrying on of his work in the Department at which time I shall ask Mr. Vincent to place himself at your disposal to assist you in the formulation and carrying out of your arrangements.28
- A letter from Vice President Wallace to the Secretary of State on April 29 stated: “I have your letter of April 28th and I want you to know how deeply I appreciate your courtesy in assigning Mr. John Carter Vincent to be a member of my traveling party. Mr. Vincent has already been most helpful and I know that he will be exceedingly valuable to me on this trip.” (811.003 Wallace, Henry A./53)↩