File No. 763.72119/1029

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


1924. Referring your 2107 and 21131 American Minister at Stockholm reports that British Ambassador at Petrograd has been instructed to say to Bolshevik government that Great Britain would permit couriers from Bolshevik government to enter Great Britain at stated intervals. Department desires you take no action concerning couriers with Bolshevik government.

Department is suggesting to Allied chiefs of mission here its views that chiefs of mission of belligerent countries at Petrograd quite [Page 321] informally and without appearance of coalition should confer regularly as to any proposed courses of action and where they disagree then to advise their respective governments of majority and minority views.

  1. Ante, pp. 303 and 318.