Continuation of efforts to negotiate a Lend Lease settlement agreement with the Soviet Union; the return of eight mechant vessels the return of eight mechant vessels1

1. For previous documentation, see Foreign Relations, 1947, vol. iv, pp. 653 ff. For the text of the Lend Lease Act, approved March 11, 1941, see 55 Stat. 31; and for the text of the Master Lend Lease Agreement with the Soviet Union signed in Washington on June 11, 1942, see Department of State Executive Agreement Series 253, or 50 Stat. (pt. 2) 1500.

[648] Memorandum by the Secretary of State to President Truman


[655] Memorandum by President Truman to the Secretary of State