File No. 861.00/1693

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


121. Cole wires two food ships arrived river mouth from England and met by armed ice-breaker. Lockhart,1 answering inquiry whether Soviet government complied with landing conditions, said [he was?] endeavoring to have such conditions stated in my 92, April 12, 3 p.m.,2 observed. I understood that vessels would remain with me [White Sea?] until Soviet accepted conditions but arrival at Archangel presents interesting situation, as local Soviet clamoring for provisions and opposing the removal of military supplies from Archangel which Central Soviet been transferring to Sukhona, twenty miles north Vologda, and to Siberian localities.

  1. Robert H. B. Lockhart, British special representative in Russia.
  2. No record of receipt of such telegram.