Friday, January 19, 1973 - 7:29pm - 7:30pm
Richard Nixon, Rose Mary Woods
White House Telephone

President Nixon: Yeah?

White House Operator: I have Rose.

Rose Mary WoodsHello.

President Nixon: Yeah. Hello.

Woods: Hello?

President Nixon: Rose, I have--in--just got this copy and was marking it up and I--it may be that a sentence has been taken out that I wasn't sure about. But you don't happen to have anything there, do you?1

Woods: No, I don't. I just got this [unclear] before this--

President Nixon: Where it says, "We shall respect our treaty commitments," I think the next sentence was, "we shall defend our interests." That is not here, but--the only problem that I would--I can check it over. I'm going to have [Ronald] Ziegler send over a copy of the press copy, and then I can conform it with this to be sure.

Woods: Well, the darn girls proofed it. It should have been right, but--

President Nixon: Well, we'll see. We'll see. It may be that they--that that one sentence was dropped out by mistake or deliberately. But don't worry about it. Since you--I didn't know--if you're home it doesn't make any difference.

Woods: Well, I just got here because I was supposed to be at--

President Nixon: We'll work it out tomorrow.

Woods: --a dinner--

President Nixon: Right.

Woods: --at five [unclear].

President Nixon: Fine. OK. Fine.

Original tape courtesy of the Nixon Library. This transcript is a working draft. Please let us know if you find important errors.