File No. 861.00/2777

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

[Telegram]

276. Your September 23, 12 p.m., No. 420, received. The Government of the United States has never recognized the Bolshevik authorities and does not consider that its efforts to safeguard supplies at Archangel or to help the Czechs in Siberia have created a state of war with the Bolsheviki.

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