File No. 763.72/5638

The Ambassador in Russia ( Francis ) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]

1453. British Ambassador writes calling conference of Allied representatives on July 4, 5 p.m., on request of Henderson to consider [Page 99] “effect of present industrial conditions on output of munitions in Russia “which Henderson considers “sufficiently grave to render desirable an exchange of views between the Allied representatives.” Have notified British Ambassador cannot attend at time fixed and suggested change to 3d or 5th. He replied Henderson fixed date, absent now, would be informed of my inability to attend on his return. Please cable immediately any information bearing on the subject, what munitions are we furnishing, when shipped.

Francis