People's Commissariat Ref. No. 9299 TOP SECRET for Foreign Affairs Rec'd 2:00 Jun 16 1945 Copying Department 10 Sent 4:30 Jun 16 1945 Prohibited Spec. No. 1729
Destination: Washington To whom: Soviet Ambassador Copy 1
OUTSIDE CHANNELS Priority
In the message of June 15 to Comrade Stalin, Truman reported the June 15 departure of Sun-Tzi Ven from the USA for Moscow via Chungking. … Truman also reported that Hurly, the American ambassador to Chungking, was instructed to support Soviet proposals in this connection.
Give Truman the following messsage from Comrade Stalin:
"PERSONAL AND TOP SECRET FROM PREMIER J. V. STALIN TO MR. PRESIDENT H. TRUMAN
Received your message concerning preparation of a Soviet- Chinese Accord and your instructions to Mr. Hurly. Thank you for the measures you have taken.
June 15, 1945."
Confirm execution by telegraph.
M O L O T O V
- Comrade STALIN
- Comrade MOLOTOV
- DEPARTMENT 10
TRANSLATOR'S COMMENTS: The original handwritten text of the telegram to Truman is presented on leaf B-12-17-b.