File No. 861.00/2421

The French Ambassador ( Jusserand ) to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary of State: Referring to my note of the 16th instant relative to the advances of money needed by the Czech troops in Siberia, I have the honor to inform your excellency that it appears from information since then received by the Embassy that the sum of 3,500,000 rubles already paid by us is not included in the present application and was delivered by us to the Czech units in Siberia as elements of the Czecho-Slovak national army organized through us.

The sum to be paid by the three countries concerned (France, United States, Great Britain) is 5,000,000 rubles, namely, one third for each country. For its part the French Government immediately paid, on account of the urgency of the case, the 250,000 rubles mentioned in my above-referred-to correspondence for the recruiting of soldiers of other nationalities who are to join the Czechs.

Be pleased [etc.]

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