Moscow Friday April the 13th 1945
My dear Averell
Upon my arrival this afternoon I was told the tragic news. It has upset me very much & I am deeply grieved.
The President has truly died a warrior's death. No one fought more valiantly than he to save the World. It is cruel that he will not see the victory which he did so much to achieve. But he saw it coming. I know you will be very unhappy dear Averell & I send you my affectionate sympathy.
Clementine S. Churhcill
Please forgive this paper. I'm all packed up and ready to start for Stalingrad.