File No. 861.00/985

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan ( Morris)


Answering your January 22, 7 p.m., you may advise the Japanese Government:

That this Government has not been approached in regard to sending Bolshevik envoys to replace Russian representatives now in this country and will probably not be in a position to receive envoys [Page 362] from Russia until it establishes relations with a government at Petrograd.
That the attitude of this Government and the people of the United States towards Russia is expressed in the President’s address to Congress and indicates a settled purpose to assist the Russian people which is not contingent upon the acts of authorities in Russia not recognized officially by the United States.