File No. 861.00/1416
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Russia ( Francis)
Washington, April 5, 1918, 1 p.m.
48. Your 52, April 1, 2 p.m. As already explained in my 21, March 23, 7 p.m.,1 Department relies on your discretion and judgment to remain in Russia so long as you can reflect friendly purpose and sympathy of this Government for Russian people without imperiling self and staff.