File No. 861.77/298

The Ambassador in Japan (Morris) to the Secretary of State


Your February 19, 5 p.m. Stevens and party are arranging to leave for Harbin at once. Emerson is now there. Baldwin contingent consisting of seventy men will remain at Nagasaki awaiting a reply to Stevens’s recent inquiry. An additional credit $50,000 should be cabled to Stevens here. Before he leaves he will arrange to transfer it to Emerson as needed.

In conversation with Viscount Motono1 yesterday Stevens outlined the plans he had formulated to take railway contingent into Siberia. Motono did not express any objection to these. Was neutral and appeared entirely satisfied.

  1. Viscount Ichiro Motono, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs.