File No. 860d.00/324

The Acting Secretary of State to the Consul at Helsingfors ( Haynes )1

[Telegram]

Your 115 [117?]. Department not now prepared to recognize independence of Finland or any separate government but is now preparing to send supplies of food commencing with an original shipment of 5,000 tons. You will be advised in advance as soon as it is found practicable to formulate a definite plan. In the meanwhile you may be confident that this Government appreciates the situation disclosed in your telegrams and is determined to use its best efforts to render some assistance to the Finnish population.

Polk
  1. Sent via the Legation in Sweden (No. 1318).