File No. 861.00/1383

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


40. Answering your 23, March 25, 5 p.m., via Vladivostok, received March 26, 11 p.m. Received Siberian delegation in January who claimed were forming separate Siberian government and would advise when organized by assembly called March 10, and as cabled Department. Reported assembly failed to materialize. Present government claims undisputed jurisdiction throughout Siberia. This exactly what sent Huntington 1 to investigate and report but notwithstanding he arrived Irkutsk certainly March 10, no report received. Wright left Irkutsk 17th after staying two days, nothing from him since leaving Vologda. Macgowan’s en clair telegrams received two days after filing and report Huntington and Thomas 2 efficiently assisting and Huntington awaiting instructions from Redfield concerning self and Thomas whom I requested for Embassy service Vologda. Am wiring them daily. Been there month. Reported nothing about new government.

  1. William C. Huntington, Commercial Attaché.
  2. Edward B. Thomas, attached to the office of the Commercial Attaché.