File No. 704.6261/4

The Chargé d’Affaires in Russia ( Wilson ) to the Secretary of State


Practically all German and Austrian Consuls in Russia are being arrested and imprisoned. Have protested strongly both verbally and in writing but without slightest effect. Request instructions as to what further steps I shall take in matter.


The Secretary of State to the Chargé d’Affaires in Russia ( Wilson )


Your August 13. Since you have protested both orally and in writing against the arrest and imprisonment of German and Austrian consuls in Russia, the Department is of opinion that you should do nothing more at the present time.