File No. 763.72/4045

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

[Telegram]

1216. Russian Government asks me unofficially whether we can furnish tonnage to Archangel. English control that port but admit their tonnage is short. If Russian Government informally advised that we can supply deficiency, or a part thereof, it will so inform England and request us to furnish same. Are German interned ships available or any other tonnage?

Francis