File No. 312.11/1048.

The Secretary of State to the American Ambassador.

Sir: The Department has received your despatch of the 18th of January transmitting two memoranda prepared in compliance with the Department’s telegraphic instruction of the 11th of the same month, and has sent copies of your despatch and its enclosures to the President.

I am [etc.]

P. C. Knox.

Note.—There is apparently no further reference to these memoranda in the correspondence.

Note.—On February 21 the Department, instructing the Ambassador as to recognition of the Provisional Government, relates that matter to the present subject and to Claims. See pp. 728729.