File No. 861.77/243
The Chairman of the Advisory Commission of Railway Experts to Russia (Stevens) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 16, 11 a.m.]
If transport Thomas can not wait here until our decision about program can be made, then units and myself must wait in Japan or all return to the United States. A serious error not to have brought rations. Emerson should be provided with plenty of money. A great good can be accomplished with right government in full power but worse than folly to undertake at the present moment. Interpreters Emerson brought mostly mischievous political agitators who must not be allowed to land in Russia.