File No. 119.2/469

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


343. Your 218, 220, 221, 228, and circular July 11, 8 a.m.,3 from London delivered last midnight. Stopped here because wire communication with Vologda severed. Your 221 undecipherable. Please repeat groups. No advice from General Poole 4 who arrives Archangel to-morrow with force of about 1,700 and whose landing will be resisted if Bolsheviks still in control. When will American troops arrive here and how many? Think important their coming be expedited with all haste possible.

  1. None printed.
  2. Maj. Gen. Frederick C. Poole commanding the British forces in north Russia.