File No. 861.00/1388

The Ambassador in Russia ( Francis ) to the Secretary of State


45. Leading [Martin?], Murman wires that British, French cooperating with Soviet there and that presence of American war vessel [would] have good effect. Military attaché and I so recommend. Can you send one? French, Italian Embassy, Serbian Legation arriving Vologda to-morrow numbering seventy. This tribute gratifying but regrettable from food standpoint.