File No. 861.00/739½

The Special Representative ( House) to the Secretary of State


2820. For the President and Secretary:

There have been cabled over and published here statements made by American papers to the effect that Russia should be treated as an enemy. It is exceedingly important that such criticisms should be suppressed. It will throw Russia into the lap of Germany if the Allies and ourselves express such views at this time.

Edward House