File No. 861.00/2275

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Morris)


Your July 15, 5 p.m., last two sentences. The American Government has communicated through the Japanese Ambassador here a proposal to Japan that the United States and Japan each send a small contingent of 7,000 men to assist the Czecho-Slovak troops in Siberia, this to be followed by an economic mission.

The British and French Ambassadors were informed. The Japanese will have the high command. No reply as yet from Japan. The plans for an economic mission are temporarily held in abeyance pending result of above.