The Director of the, Office of United Nations Affairs (Rusk) to the United States Representative at the United Nations (Austin)
My Dear Senator Austin: The attached memorandum contains a draft telegram on the question of the acceptance by the Security Council of its responsibilities under the General Assembly Resolution on Palestine. In order to avoid sending broadly phrased instructions without direct reference to the problem presented to the Security Council, it was decided that I should furnish you the attached draft for your information. The Department may convert this draft into an instruction or it may separate out certain points raised therein for more precise instructions in the light of the questions presented to the Security Council.
I appreciate that this is a somewhat unusual procedure but I am confident that you will understand the difficulty in general instructions at this point.