File No. 861.00/1339

The Chargé in China ( Spencer) to the Secretary of State


Following from Ambassador Francis just received:

Been functioning Vologda since leaving Petrograd February 26 remaining until otherwise advised.

Making public declaration we do not recognize separate peace but still consider Russian people our ally against Germany.

Chinese Minister and Japanese Ambassador left Vologda 4th of March for Harbin but left Irkutsk 13th for Chita and Vladivostok fearing shorter route impracticable.

Please keep me advised especially concerning movements Japanese army and Chinese troops.

I am only Allied Ambassador in Russia; Siamese Minister with me; also Brazilian, Japanese and Chinese Chargés d’Affaires. No other Allied diplomatic representative in Russia. I purpose going eastward if compelled to move but staying in regard to this [?].

And following from Harbin just received:

Bailey arrived 18th, Wright should arrive 21st. Will await instructions here. Special train with thirty-three Americans, all well, arrived with Bailey.