Stimson Memorandum to Truman Regarding
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HQ U S FORCES EUROPEAN THEATER
INCOMING TOP SECRET MESSAGE
FROM :   AGWAR Washington
TO       :   Tripartite Conference Babelsberg, Germany
To the President from the Secretary of War.
The time schedule on Groves' project is pro-
gressing so rapidly that it is now essential that
statement for release by you be available not later
than Wednesday, 1 August. I have revised draft of
statement, which I previously presented to you, in
(A) Your recent ultimatum
(B) Dramatic results of test and
(C) Certain minor suggestions made by British
of which Byrnes is aware.
While I am planning to start a copy by special courier tomorrow in the hope you can be reached, nevertheless in the event he does not reach you in time, I will appreciate having your authority to have White House release statement as soon as necessary.
Sorry circumstances seem to require this emer-
ACTION :    Gen. Vaughan
T  O  P    S  E  C  R  E  T
THE MAKING OF AN EXACT COPY OF THIS MESSAGE IS FORBIDDEN
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