2. Note From Secretary of State Dulles to Secretary-General Hammarskjöld1
My Dear Hammarskjold: I enclose herewith a copy of the informal memorandum which I used as a sort of a talking paper with you this afternoon in relation to the putting up of funds to help finance the reopening of the Suez Canal.
It was a very great pleasure to have seen you and to have had the good talk with you.
With best wishes for a good New Year.
- Source: USUN Files, Unnumbered Files, Suez Canal. According to the notes of the Secretary’s Staff Meeting for January 3, this note and the enclosure were not delivered to Hammarskjöld until January 2. (Department of State, Secretary’s Staff Meetings: Lot 63 D 75)↩
- Printed from a copy that bears this typed signature.↩
Dated December 25, not printed. The text was transmitted to the Department of State in Delga 403 from USUN, December 27. Delga 403 indicated that the note had been received by the U.S. Delegation at 1:14 p.m., December 27, although according to the U.N. Secretariat it had been prepared and ready for distribution late on December 25. (Department of State, Central Files, 974.7301/12–2756) Hammarskjöld included the note contained in Delga 403 as Annex III to his second report on the clearing of the Suez Canal. (January 10; U.N. document A/3492) In Annex III, the document is described as a note dated December 23.
Regarding the formal U.S. response to the December 25 note see footnote 2, supra.↩