File No. 763.72119/772

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


1660. Answering confidential circular August 18, received 21st.1 Minister for Foreign Affairs says French and Italian Ambassadors favor no reply to the Pope’s note, British Ambassador disagrees but considers haste unnecessary. Russia feels no reference to her in note is excuse for no reply, but one probably will be made after conferring with Allies, and if so, Minister for Foreign Affairs thinks that will be firmly negative.

  1. Ante, p. 165.