File No. 763.72/5352

The Ambassador in Russia ( Francis) to the Secretary of State


1394. It is reported from reliable sources that Great Britain sent one division of British destroyers to the White Sea to guard communications to Archangel, after the arrival of our detachment of destroyers sent to England. If we should send a division of destroyers direct to Russia’s aid moral effect with the Russian people would be invaluable as they would be greatly impressed by this visible assistance.