File No. 861.00/572

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


1834. Conference adjourned 5 a.m., Bolsheviks having angrily withdrawn. Kerensky notified presidium in the afternoon through Tseretelli that he would appoint a coalition ministry regardless of conference action whereupon indignant resolution passed and Bolsheviks threatened that their reply to such action would be demonstrations on Petrograd streets. Ministry not formally announced but composition known. Minister of Foreign Affairs unexpectedly went to Moscow last night. Kerensky now in Winter Palace conferring with committee from the conference which demanding Pre-Parliament to which the Ministry be responsible until Constituent Assembly. Ministry willing to accept Pre-Parliament if they are permitted voice in its composition.