The British Prime Minister (Attlee) to President Truman 51

14. In view of statements in Washington that I did not send a reply to your letter to me of August 31st I feel bound to let it be known that I did in fact send a reply on September 16th and that I understood no further action would be taken until after Mr. Byrnes had returned to Washington. I think you will agree that otherwise a very false impression might be created.

The question of immigration referred to in last sentence of my telegram to you No. 9 of September 16th is still under consideration but I shall not fail to let you know our views as soon as possible.

  1. Copy transmitted to the Acting Secretary of State by the British Ambassador in a letter of October 2, 1945, not printed.