The Secretary of State to the Secretary of Defense ( Marshall )
Dear Mr. Secretary: As a result of our meeting yesterday afternoon1 on the subject of the Japanese peace treaty, I am enclosing a Joint Memorandum to the President recommending that he approve the draft letter of instructions to Mr. Dulles which received the approval of the Joint Chiefs yesterday. I have signed this memorandum, and if you agree with it will you please also sign and forward it to the President at the earliest possible opportunity.
- See footnote 2, p. 784.↩
- A photocopy of the original of this memorandum shows that it bears the signatures of Secretaries Acheson and Marshall and the handwritten notation “Approved 1/10/51 Harry S Truman.” (Lot 54D423: John Foster Dulles Peace Treaty File)↩
- The final text of this letter, signed by President Truman and dated January 10, is identical except for addition of the word “necessary” between “country” and “and” in the first sentence of paragraph two. (694.001/1–1051)↩