File No. 23286/1.

The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador Bacon.


Mr. Wilson informs Mr. Bacon of the sending of the telegram which the President has addressed to-day to the President of the French Republic and says that the National Red Cross state they would be prepared to cable $5,000. Directs Mr. Bacon to telegraph for their information whether this would be advisable and acceptable, and if so, when and how it should be transmitted.

Mr. Wilson inquires as to the general situation, and asks if there has been any suffering on the part of Americans.