File No. 861.77/347

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


Your cable of 26th. We are making some progress Harbin. Up to the present explaining our motives and aims to men. Provisional Government commissioner, Siberian Railway, abandoned his commission, leaving me to begin all over again yesterday. Permission is given to distribute units along the line of Chinese Eastern. Will not do much good unless we can go ahead of Manchuria which can not be done under existing circumstances. One hundred men Nagasaki besides Baldwin men, whom I have ordered United States. Trust great consideration will be given before you order units European Russia.