Memorandum by the Secretary of State to President Truman

There is attached the draft of a proposed letter to General Marshall for your signature.34 General Marshall, it is understood, desires something in the form of a directive from you before his departure and [Page 767] the attached letter has been prepared in the Department of State with the thought of meeting General Marshall’s desire.

James F. Byrnes
  1. For draft by Mr. Vincent revised by Mr. Byrnes on December 10, see p. 764; for text signed December 15 by President Truman, see p. 770. The enclosure was the revised draft of Mr. Byrnes; this the President signed.