File No. 763.72/4093

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

[Telegram]

1362. Warmly express to Baron Rosen President’s appreciation of his telegraphic greetings of April 25 sent as chairman of the public meeting at Petrograd of Society for Promoting Friendly Relations between Russia and the United States. The President desires you to assure Baron Rosen of his confident trust that new Russia, imbued with the same spirit of true democracy as is the United States, will remain firm in combating the armed forces of autocracy and in insuring, by the final overthrow of military despotism, the lasting peace of the world and the universal acceptance of the principles of right and justice and the recognition of human freedom.

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