860c.01/6–3045: Telegram

No. 494
The Ambassador in the Soviet Union ( Harriman ) to the Secretary of State ad interim
us urgent

2345. Polco . Sent Dept as 2345 rptd London as 332; ReEmb’s 2334, June 29, midnight.1

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Bierut in his conversation with me as reported in my 2259 June 25, 5 p.m.1 did not raise the constitutional question in connection with the legality of the obligations of the pre-war Govt. He did indicate that he wished to scrutinize the transactions of the Govt in Exile in order to satisfy himself that they were undertaken in the interests of the Polish State. This seemed to me a reasonable attitude because of the controversies that have existed between the two groups. Bierut and all the Poles show the keenest desire to obtain at the earliest moment the assets of the Polish State abroad and economic assistance from the US in their vast task of reconstruction. …

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