File No. 861.00/2763

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


Your September 23, 4 p.m. Department received representations from both French and British representatives in regard to murder of Captain Cromie and arrest of Allied representatives at Moscow. In reply the Department has informed the British and French Governments that it is confident they will agree that the only means available to check the conditions of terror which exist in Russia have been set forth in Department’s circular telegram to you dated September 20.

Please repeat to Vladivostok Department’s circular for his information and instruction answering his inquiry to Department, No. 158, dated September 21, 3 p.m.