"This note will be presented to you by my friend
Averill Harriman, whom I have asked to be head of our delegation to
"Mr. Harriman is well aware of the strategic
importance of your front and will, I know, do everything that he can
to bring the negotiations in Moscow to a successful conclusion.
"Harry Hopkins has told me in great detail of
his encouraging and satisfactory visits with you. I can't tell you how
thrilled all of us are because of the gallant defense of the Soviet
"I am confident that ways will be found to provide
the material and supplies necessary to fight Hitler on all fronts, including your own.
"I want particularly to take this occasion to
express my great confidence that your armies will ultimately prevail
over Hitler and to assure you of our great determination to be of every
possible material assistance.
"Yours very sincerely,
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT"