File No. 763.72119/1680b

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Sweden ( Morris)1


784. The Department requires as soon as possible all the information obtainable as to what happened at the Stockholm conference in the spring of 1917, particularly as regards the relation there developed between German Socialists such as Scheidemann and other German agents and Bolsheviki such as Fürstenberg, Parvus and others now influential in Soviet councils.

Please prepare and transmit to the Department by mail as soon as possible a complete report. It is suggested that you consult your Allied colleagues and have military and naval attachés do likewise. Matter is urgent and of extreme importance.

  1. Similar telegram, on the same date, to the Ambassador in Great Britain, No. 7822 (File No. 763.72/1680a).