File No. 861.00/575

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


1843. Conference adjourned finally last night before hearing report from delegation appointed to confer with Provisional Government, evidently anticipating satisfactory agreement but leaving differences if any to be adjusted by Pre-Parliament which now in session. Unable to find Minister of Foreign Affairs to-day although I telephoned often to the Foreign Office and residence. He told me yesterday would not return to Foreign Office until Ministry announced and not then if Ministry exclusively socialist nor if Ministry dictated by Soviet.

Tseretelli gained most credit in conference, exerting most influence if not controlling its proceedings notwithstanding Cheidze president. Understanding thought to exist between Tseretelli and Kerensky. Latter’s personality made a deep impression on the conference when he addressed it first day.