File No. 861.00/2357

The Chargé in China ( MacMurray ) to the Secretary of State


In reply to Russian Minister’s inquiry as to the position this Legation would take in regard to the recommendation of the Allied [Page 308] consuls at Vladivostok that General Horvat be advised not to proceed to Vladivostok unless as a private citizen or chief of the railway, I stated that under my instructions, I did not feel competent to express any views in regard to the political activities of General Horvat or of any other faction in Siberia. In view of the suspicions of a monarchical tendency in his movement, does the Department desire any modification of this attitude?