File No. 861.00/991
The Ambassador in Russia ( Francis) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 23, 6.40 p.m.]
2260. American woman, Russian born, telephoned this afternoon had important information to impart, but afraid to visit Embassy. Sent to see her, were told Embassy be attacked by anarchists and burned to-night, whereupon sent for guard, and ten soldiers here now. Report probably not true but thought precaution wise.