File No. 861.48/680

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


312. Your 474, October 13, 7 p.m. As you have already been advised, United States, Great Britain, and France are sharing joint expense of rationing Murmansk and Archangel districts for the winter. The shipments you mention, although the purchase was undertaken by the British, apparently represent supplies for payment of which Government of United States will assume one third responsibility.