740.00119 Control (Austria)/7–245
Secretary of State to the Secretary of State1
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Charles of Hapsburg requested the Ambassador in Paris2 to accept the enclosed sealed letter for transmission to the President. When the Ambassador raised a question as to whether the President was prepared to receive such communications Charles stated that a similar message had been sent from Brussels and that a reply had been delivered to his brother the Archduke Felix.
In accordance with the instructions of President Roosevelt the State Department had authorized certain missions to transmit sealed material to President Roosevelt. Does the President wish this practice continued?
- The original bears the following manuscript notation by Truman: “Officially referred to Sec of State HST”.↩
- Jefferson Caffery.↩
- The original bears the following manuscript notation by Truman: “Referred to Mr. Byrnes Sec. State 7/28/45 Harry S Truman”. An acknowledgment was made by Byrnes on August 20 (file No/740.00119 Control (Austria)/7–245).↩