No. 115
The President to the Secretary of State

Dear Foster: What are we doing about the Trieste affair? Ever since I returned to Europe in January of ’50, I have been expecting some kind of solution within the month. In spite of the fact that I was, of course, hopelessly optimistic, it does not lessen the importance of the subject to Italy—and consequently to Western Europe and to America.

When we have a chance, let’s talk about it.1

As ever,

  1. In a memorandum to President Eisenhower, Oct. 1, Dulles replied, “As I think I said to you orally, we are pushing this vigorously and I would not yet give up hope that it may be settled ‘within the month’. I say this with more hope since this is the first day of the month.” (750G.00/9–3053)