File No. 861.77/368

The Ambassador in Russia (Francis) to the Secretary of State


99. Now that landing incident1 quieted I request you immediately send Emerson with two to five engineers to Vologda to confer about transportation. Can get special car and safe-conduct. Stevens is opposed thereto, but political operating situation would benefit therefrom. Please answer.

  1. Landing of Japanese force at Vladivostok, Apr. 5; see vol. ii, pp. 100 et seq.