File No. 763.72/5809

The Ambassador on Special Mission to Russia ( Root) to the Secretary of State


16. Left Petrograd Monday evening July 9 with general expressions of appreciation and satisfaction by Russians in and out of Government and resident Americans over work accomplished by mission. We feel that we have contributed materially to strengthening the Provisional Government and improving morale of people and army. [Page 130] The situation is certainly much more hopeful and stable than it was when we arrived. Due Vladivostok July 19, new style. Party all in best of health. Crane and Judson remaining in Russia.