File No. 811.142/5947

The Chargé in Sweden (Whitehouse) to the Secretary of State


2987. For American Red Cross from Webster:

4. Referring my No. 2.2 Sending of food into Petrograd for small children will create very favorable impression among Russian population toward America and will not aid Bolsheviks in resisting Allies. This will, to some extent, alleviate moral responsibility falling upon [Page 155] Allies on account great suffering caused by cutting off food supply and delayed relief due to war operations intervening.

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