File No. 861.00/414

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


1431. Glennon returned from Sevastopol where arrived when mutiny incited by Kronstadt sailors was at its height. All officers were deprived of swords and side arms. Glennon made two speeches which had excellent effect. Subsequently mutineers rescinded objectionable resolutions, restored all officers to authority except Admiral Kolchak who came here on order Minister of War to explain why needless loss. Discipline restored in Black Sea Fleet, Glennon goes Archangel to-night. Russell here. Remainder commission Moscow returning to-morrow. Unusually quiet yesterday. Session of the conference to-day.