File No. 867.22/15

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Sharp)


3586. Department has received urgent appeal on behalf of the Armenians in the Caucasus from the Washington special envoy of the Catholicos of all Armenians. It is represented that if substantial monetary help were afforded by the Allies, an army of 150,000 Armenians and Georgians could be raised.

In view of the seriousness of the situation in the Caucasus, the Department will be glad to be advised of the attitude of the Allied War Council in regard to the whole question of assistance to the Armenians.