Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Map Room Papers, 1941-1945
Box 162

Folder:
Naval Aide's Files
A-16 General Correspondence, May 4, 1942-December 11, 1944

THE WHITE HOUSE
        WASHINGTON

ADMIRAL WILSON BROWN.

Tonight, September 7, the President and the Prime Minister together signed the draft declaration about the use of poison gas against the Italians and the President asked that I should send you the original of this for your records. This is attached.

/S/ [ILLEGIBLE]
7. 9. 43.

DRAFT DECLARATION.

In the name of the U.S. and British Governments, I wish to make it plain that the use of poison gas against the Italians will call forth immediate retaliation upon Germany with gas, using the Allied air superiority to the full.

/S/ ROOSEVELT
/S/ CHURCHILL