File No. 861.00/2857

The Italian Ambassador (Macchi di Cellere) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Lansing: With reference to our conversation on the matter and thinking it may be of interest to you, I beg to inform you that the Royal Italian Government does not intend to send for the present a high commissioner to Siberia. They have nevertheless extended to all the Siberian territory where the Allied troops are operating, the jurisdiction of the Royal Consul General at Vladivostok charging him to coordinate all the Italian interests in those territories and to keep, as the only Italian representative there for the purposes of the war, the necessary contacts with the high commissioners of the Allied powers in the carrying out of their economic duties.

Believe [etc.]

Macchi di Cellere