740.0011 EW/1–2745: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State (Grew) to the Secretary of State

top secret

Post-war credits to Russia. In the collection of papers given to Hiss on postwar credits and 3–C arrangements with Russia, there are included two draft replies1 to Ambassador Harriman’s cables nos. 29 of January 4 and 61 of January 6.2 The Treasury having withdrawn its suggestion that new 3-C terms providing for no interest be offered to the Soviet Government, the Department has sent to Kennan the instruction3 relating to 3-C, suggesting that he should take no action on this telegram until he receives further instructions from the Ambassador or the Department. The other reply4 providing information relating to postwar credits has also been transmitted with only minor verbal changes. (This is first message from Grew)5

  1. Not found.
  2. Ante, pp. 310312, 313315.
  3. Not printed.
  4. Supra.
  5. i. e., from the Acting Secretary to the Secretary since the departure of the latter from Washington, in this series of messages sent via Army channels.