File No. 814.48/11

Chargé Thurston to the Secretary of State


Up to the present time have received your two wireless messages of the 29th [28] and two cablegrams December 27, 1 p.m. and December 27, 6 p.m. only.

In accordance with contents of wireless message shall now organize relief committee of which I have made Alfred Clark executive officer. Detailed report will be furnished at once when committee at work.

For the information of Red Cross. The representative of Rockefeller foundation fears epidemics and recommends that mixed typhoid and paravaccine be sent. Shocks continue.