File No. 763.72/12094

The Minister in Switzerland ( Stovall) to the Secretary of State


5579. Baron [de] Vaux, Counselor Austrian Legation, called on Francis McNutt, American citizen, and impressed on him immediate danger of Bolshevik menace in Austria and her insistence that American troops be sent to occupy Vienna to prevent disorders, at the same time that a statement be made explaining that they came in friendly spirit to safeguard the peace.