File No. 600.939/35

The Minister in China (Reinsch) to the Secretary of State


Your February 14, 4 p.m. Foodstuffs are now allowed to go to Irkutsk and points east thereof under consular control. On account of the situation in Siberia I request authority to instruct Consuls not to demand the right of export to Siberia in behalf of American merchandise unless reasonably assured of non-enemy destination.