File No. 763.72/5796

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


1472. Just attended, at British Embassy, conference of Allied representatives called by Henderson to consider munition situation in Russia which he thinks grave. Root, Bertron attended. Conditions attributable to inefficient transportation and excessive labor demands. Henderson, Root will present situation to Minister for Foreign Affairs to-morrow and report to conference, adjourned to 7th. Understand Government will request Embassy to name American representative on Russian foreign supply commission to determine necessities and sequences thereof. England, France been represented six weeks. Root and I think America should be represented thereon and will assign Judson thereto if Scott approves and you do not object. Scott, Judson, Michie, Parker now at front return 8th.