File No. 861.00/1037

The Consul at Vladivostok (Caldwell) to the Secretary of State


Have received from Embassy Japan a copy verbal message delivered to Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs. I appreciate Department’s attitude but am certain visit of Admiral Knight would not be considered as military expedition against Siberia but as friendly act lending moral support to all Russians in favor law and order and as guaranteeing that Japan will go no further than necessary. Will send full report by next steamer.