File No. 763.72/5061
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Russia ( Francis)
1474. Your 1216, April 24, 3 p.m.,2 and 1321, May 25, 5 p.m.3 Shipping Board advise that utmost is being done to secure vessels for Archangel trade; that steamers Nassovia and Portonia already in Archangel service; that board is in daily communication with Russian commercial attaché, who has submitted list of requirements; and that it has been policy of board to dispatch ships as they come from repair yards to France, Italy and Russia, share and share alike.