File No. 861.77/231a
The Secretary of State to the Consul at Vladivostok (Caldwell)
Following is for Stevens from Daniel Willard:
Yours advising you will leave shortly for United States. Please do not leave Vladivostok until Emerson arrives and until you have heard further from me. Emerson now at Honolulu; should reach Vladivostok early in December on transport Thomas. Am hopeful things will develop much better than you expect. Splendid work you have done is greatly appreciated, but it is not finished.
Stevens is reported at Harbin.