File. No. 893.51/1274.
The Secretary of State to the American Minister.
Washington , February 4, 1913 .
Your February 4, as to nationality of advisers. The Department fully approves your position and will accept either solution suggested by you at the conference. If immediate settlement cannot be reached, urge postponement of discussion of nominations in order that advances may not be delayed. The Russian demand seems untimely and unreasonable.