File No. 861.51/145

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


1275. For Secretary of the Treasury:

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Your 1386 received to-day. May [they?] accept it and Minister for Foreign Affairs says plan entirely satisfactory. Minister of Finance authorized Russian Chargé d’Affaires, Washington, act for Russia until Bakhmeteff1 arrives about June 15.

  1. Boris A. Bakhmeteff, head of the Russian mission to the United States, and later, July 5, 1917, Ambassador at Washington.