File No. 861.77/247

The Chairman of the Advisory Commission of Railway Experts to Russia (Stevens) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]

For Willard:

Again strongly advise holding units in Japan. I ought to know shortly if we can go ahead. All units must take some food and bedding on their return to Russia; therefore, both Emerson and Baldwin must be supplied ample funds. We should all go back [Page 214]shortly with man-of-war and 5,000 troops. Time is coming to put fear of God into these people. Answer care of Consul of the United States, Yokohama.

Stevens