Count Cassini to Mr. Adee.


Our consul at San Francisco informs me that the Russian transport Lena has entered that port, the condition of her boilers and other damages not permitting her to continue her voyage. Under these circumstances I doubt not that the Lena will receive from the authorities of San Francisco, and in conformity with the prescriptions of international law to which a vessel in her condition is entitled, all aid compatible with the neutrality proclaimed by the Federal Government.

I am sending Mr. Hansen to Washington to see you and come to an understanding with you.