File No. 861.00/2703

The Consul General at Irkutsk (Harris) to the Secretary of State1


85. Referring my No. 81 [82?], 13th. Golovachev will probably visit Peking and advocate the recognition of Omsk government. I [Page 381] have to suggest great caution in dealing with this question. Such recognition would immediately estrange Samara, Orenburg, and Ekaterinburg. Government [conference] now convened at Ufa in the attempt to form all-Russian government. Omsk government reluctantly sent delegates at late date to attend Ufa conference.

  1. Sent via the Legation in China.