File No. 711.0012/517

The Russian Ambassador ( Bakhméteff ) to the Secretary of State


I have great pleasure in informing you that the Imperial Government, wishing to give a proof of its good-will and friendship to the Government of the United States, has directed me to negotiate and sign a peace treaty with you.2 I will come to Washington as soon as I have prepared the draft.

  1. The treaty was signed on October 1. Ibid., p. 1283.