File No. 861.00/1080

The Secretary of State to the Minister in China ( Reinsch )

[Telegram]

Your February 11, 12 a.m. Department wants reports from several observers and would like instruction of February 9, 6 p.m., carried out if possible. This matter is urgent. The Department wants to know as soon as possible the proportion of railway towns east of Irkutsk held by Bolsheviki and what earnest or organized opposition, if any; also whether reports are true that German and Austrian prisoners of war are active in propagandism and what is weight of their influence.

Lansing