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The Acting Chairman of the United States Delegation to the General Assembly ( Roosevelt ) to the Secretary of State

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Delga 836. Re USGADel decisions mtg 3 Jan. Re Comite Three refugee items. In view support by practically all other dels except Sov bloc for proposal to authorize commissioner appeal to govts and private sources for international assistance fund, and of polit disadvantages of our opposition, agreed request authorization from Dept (a) abstain on proposal for general appeal to govts and private sources but (b) vote in favor of appeal if it is limited to only private sources. Del wld make clear in comite that del not in position to commit govt with respect to contribution to fund. (See separate tel.)

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