The Acting Secretary of State to Mr. Thomas B. McCabe

Dear Mr. McCabe: In accordance with the attached direction from the President and from the Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion,34 you are hereby given full authority to act for the Department of State in all matters of concern to the Department which may arise in connection with the proposed negotiations for a sale of our uncommitted surpluses in the Pacific to the Chinese Government In connection with these negotiations you are further authorized to deal on behalf of the United States with any matters relating to our war account with China, such as lend-lease, the 1942 credit, or the obligations of our Government on account of yuan expenditures and advances by the Chinese Government, following relevant policy decisions wherever they have already been made.

Yours sincerely,

Dean Acheson
  1. See supra.