File No. 861.77/243
The Secretary of State to the Consul at Vladivostok (Caldwell)
Department has received your telegram December 161 and Stevens’s December 15. War Department is instructing commander transport Thomas not to leave without orders unless ice menaces. Thomas not needed elsewhere at present. Will advise further as to funds for Emerson. Department concurs fully that undesirable interpreters and others should not be allowed to land. Communicate foregoing to Stevens and Emerson and keep Department advised developments.