File No. 763.72/10309

The Secretary of State to the British Chargé (Hohler)

The Secretary of State presents his compliments to the Chargé d’ Affaires ad interim of Great Britain, and has the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the British Embassy’s memorandum of June 10, 1918, respecting the question of the transportation to France of Czecho-Slovak troops now in Russian territory.

In reply the Secretary of State begs to inform the British Chargé d’Affaires that the delay in acknowledging the Embassy’s memorandum was unavoidable on account of the uncertainty of the Siberian situation and that the Department of State will reserve judgment in the matter until the situation has become more clarified.