File No. 861.00/1002

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


2261. Allied chiefs met Embassy, all present. Rumanian Minister advised that Allied chiefs leave Petrograd for Stockholm or Christiania and await further developments because Soviet government unable to protect, and had by force dissolved Constituent Assembly. I opposed on the ground that leaving now would promote German interest and insure separate peace. Proposition received only vote of Rumanian Minister, Japanese Ambassador saying however he desired submit to his Government, but expressed personal agreement with me. Any instructions?

Trotsky returned. Germans asked ten days’ adjournment of negotiations, which was granted.