File No. 861.00/3008
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Morris)
Department appreciates very helpful summary contained in your October 18, 8 p.m., from Harbin. Regarding your recommendations:
- The Russian Ambassador here has already been informed that this Government is not yet prepared to recognize any new government in Russia, although this decision must not be construed as a lack of sympathy with efforts to restore a stable government which will be able to protect individual rights and fulfil its international obligations.
- The Consul General at Irkutsk has been authorized to have consular representatives in Siberia give aid and advice to local governments in efforts to improve local conditions wherever opportunity offers.
- Department concurs and would like to know whether this question cannot be met for the present by dealing with the management of the Ussuri, Chinese-Eastern, Trans-Baikal, and other sections of the Siberian system.
- Will advise you later how, if at all, it may be practicable to follow your recommendation.
The Department concurs in views expressed in last paragraph of your telegram excepting employment of troops which under consideration and wishes to inform you have fulfilled admirably the purpose of your visit to Vladivostok.