File No. 763.72/4001a

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


1315. Discreetly ascertain from Milyukov if it would be acceptable if this Government should send a commission of distinguished Americans to consult with the Russian Government as to the best means of cooperation and to convey a message of good will from the United States. If such a commission would be acceptable also discreetly ascertain whether it would be wise to have a prominent Hebrew a member of the commission and whether the question as to this Hebrew’s being orthodox or unorthodox is material. Answer as soon as possible.