File No. 763.72119/799

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

[Telegram]

1684. Petrograd telegram agency prints telegram from Zurich dated 29th that President Wilson will state objects of war by Allies and make last attempt for conciliation and, if fails, markets of the world will be closed to Germany for ten years after war by Allies and America. What foundation?1 Such reports harmful in Russia if untrue.

Francis
  1. Answered Sept. 7, No. 1685: “No foundation whatever for report.”