The Secretary of State to the Ambassadors and Ministers in European Belligerent Countries

[Circular telegram]

The American Red Cross regrets the necessity of recalling on October 1, 1915, the units of surgeons and nurses now in Europe who, by that time, will have been maintained for one year. The constant demands upon its funds, which have become largely exhausted, necessitate this withdrawal and the curtailment of these expenses. It will continue to send hospital supplies and will appreciate any information as to the need for special articles. The American Red Cross desires to express, through the Ambassador’s kindness, to the official authorities and the Red Cross societies its appreciation of all the courtesies extended to its personnel.