File No. 861.00/2089
The Secretary of the Navy (Daniels) to the Secretary of State
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Department’s letter of June 14, 1918, enclosing a copy of a cablegram from the American Ambassador to Russia in regard to conditions in Finland.1
For the information of the Department of State, I enclose herewith a copy of a despatch from Admiral Sims, dated April 13, 1918, setting forth the instructions under which the British and French forces were to operate. These instructions were approved by this department and a copy given to the commanding officer of the Olympia for his guidance. The Olympia is now operating under the orders of the British Rear Admiral at Murmansk.
Attention is respectfully invited to the enclosed copy of a despatch of Admiral Sims concerning the proposed operations in this region of a British military force and to the proposed defensive measures by the Russian local authorities against German submarines.
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