File No. 861.00/475

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


1651. Postponed Moscow conference begins on August 25, called by Provisional Government. Thinking of attending myself if [expedient]. Prophecies that conference will be severely critical of Provisional Government’s failure to give strong administration and may result in military dictatorship in which event Bolsheviks will rebel and blood follow. Conditions at front reported to be improving.