The Administrator of the Foreign Economic Administration (Crowley) to the Secretary of State
Dear Ed: Ambassador Harriman’s cables of January 4, 1945, and January 6, 1945, concerning Molotov’s proposal for a long-term credit arrangement with the Soviet Union raise a number of questions which may be discussed with the President at the forthcoming conference.
These questions are so important I would like to suggest that you and I speak with the President about them for a few minutes.
I am enclosing a rough draft of the points which we would like to see made in the reply of this Government to Molotov’s proposal and Ambassador Gromyko’s note of January 4, 1945.
I know that you appreciate the importance of having the President informed of our united views on this subject.