The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Turkey( Morgenthau )

[Telegram]

1092. Your 1005, September 3. Parties you mention feel that difficulties in way wholesale emigration Armenians insurmountable, but inquire whether you could effectively use from fifty to one hundred thousand dollars for immediate relief suffering non-Moslems by way of food, clothing, repatriation, or assisting emigration.1

Polk
  1. Subsequent correspondence regarding the transmission and distribution of funds by the American Commission for Armenian and Syrian Relief is not printed. As in the case of Red Cross work, this was conducted through the Department of state and diplomatic and consular officers, as was similar correspondence regarding the relief work of the Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs and the Joint Distribution Committee representing other organizations.