File No. 861.48/667c
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Page)
660. This Government has agreed in principle to do its share in rationing Murmansk and Archangel districts for this winter. The United States can supply necessary foodstuffs but imperative needs of expeditionary forces absolutely prohibit diverting American tonnage to White Sea. Bring this immediately to attention of British Government and report whether British tonnage will be supplied. Time is short if shipments are to be made to Archangel.