Cablegram 847 (extract) WASHINGTON, 9 September 1944, 2.29 p.m.
IMMEDIATE TOP SECRET & PERSONAL FOR THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE
On receipt of your telegram 1350  I arranged that Cadogan
should receive copy at once with the request that he should do
everything possible to secure assent to your views of other
parties to the Dumbarton Oaks discussions. I gave Berendsen a copy
and discussed the matter with him at length and also circulated
copies to the Canadian, South African and Indian representatives.
The first meeting after receipt of your telegram was held
yesterday afternoon and I took the opportunity for an oral re-
statement of your views, emphasising the salient points. I also
stressed your desire that the United Kingdom should, if possible,
refrain from committing itself to any draft before consultation
with the British Dominions (paragraph  of your telegram 1349
). Cadogan remarked that he would be glad of any drafting