File No. 763.72/1662
The Ambassador in Russia ( Marye ) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 7.]
Sir: Referring to the Department’s telegrams 127 and 186, dated December 30, 1914, and February 1, 1915, respectively, and to the Embassy’s telegram No. 19 of January 14, 1915, I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy of a note received from the Russian Foreign Office stating the grounds on which the Russian Government declines to liberate certain German subjects arrested by the Russian troops in Persia, and now held as prisoners of war at Astrakhan.
I have [etc.]
Secretary of Embassy