File No. 861.77/364

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


I earnestly recommend 100 men Nagasaki return at once to United States. I can see no chance of using them west [of] Manchuria until order is restored, which will not be under the present segregated [sic] committees … called by some a government. Emerson has more than enough here to cover Chinese Eastern. An early decision will enable transport due Nagasaki 20th to handle men. I shall not buy platinum.