File No. 861.00/3037
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Russia ( Francis )
Washington , October 31, 1918, 3 p.m.
331. Your 510, October 23, 6 p.m., under consideration. For your confidential information: command of forces in northern Russia was assigned to the British by decision of War Council at Versailles. Any change would require consideration by the Council. War Department would probably agree to control of American troops by Russian only if officer selected were of definitely approved capacity.