File No. 861.77/341

The Russian Ambassador (Bakhmeteff) to the Counselor for the Department of State (Polk)

No. 1233

My Dear Mr. Polk: Acknowledging the receipt of your letter of December 18,1 I beg to thank you for the information you give concerning the Russian Railway Service Corps.

I wish hereby to confirm to you that I am absolutely in sympathy with the plan of keeping the corps in Japan for a reasonable time and consider that the expenses which this will incur should be charged against the credits of the Russian Government.

I am [etc.]

B. Bakhmeteff
  1. Not printed.