File No. 124.61/29b

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Sweden ( Morris)


562. Please deliver following message to Ambassador Francis:

To-day’s press reports you have left Petrograd. Confirming previous instructions Department relies on your judgment as to leaving your post and taking measures requisite to safeguard staff and archives from falling into enemy hands. Seals, codes, cipher messages or translations should be taken with you or if this impossible should be burned and seals destroyed. Please repeat to Consuls Petrograd and Archangel.

Consuls Moscow and Helsingfors have been sent like instructions direct.