File No. 861.00/1612

The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page) to the Secretary of State


9569. Your 7159, April 6, 4 p.m.3 The British authorities are stopping telegrams that pass over British controlled lines between [Page 503] old Russian diplomatic officers for the reasons given in my 9351 and 9388.1 In consequence of my inquiries, under your instructions, the Foreign Office have directed Lord Reading to take the matter up with you. If the French Government permits the transmission of such telegrams, I suggest that Bakhmeteff’s messages to Maklakov might go over the French cable to Brest.

  1. Ante, p. 495.
  2. Ante, pp. 494 and 496.