Department of State Atomic Energy Files

The Commanding General, Manhattan Engineer District ( Groves ), to the Secretary of State

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My Dear Mr. Chairman: At the July 4, 1945, meeting of the Combined Policy Committee40 it was agreed that for the duration of the war all uranium supplies being received by the Combined Development Trust for the joint account of the United States and the United Kingdom should be allocated to the United States Government for the production of weapons to be used against the common enemy, that insofar as the uranium materials received by the Combined Development Trust exceeded the quantity required for the production of weapons for use against the common enemy they should be held by the Combined Development Trust to be disposed of or otherwise dealt with in accordance with the directions of the Combined Policy Committee, and that in making future allocations all relevant factors should be reviewed.

The Combined Development Trust requests that the Combined Policy Committee review the subject of allocation of raw materials and that appropriate instructions governing the allocation and disposition of all raw materials thus far acquired by the Combined Development Trust be issued.

Respectfully submitted,

L. R. Groves
  1. For extracts from the minutes of that meeting, see Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. ii, p. 12.