File No. 861.48/292

The British Ambassador ( Spring Rice) to the Counselor for the Department of State ( Polk)

My Dear Mr. Polk : With reference to your enquiry as to whether relief is being sent from the United Kingdom to Russian Jews in enemy-occupied districts of Poland, and if so through what channel, I beg to advise you of the receipt of a telegram from London to the effect that His Majesty’s Government have been compelled to discourage proposals to forward such relief, owing to the impossibility of insuring that it would reach the desired quarter.

Believe me [etc.]

Cecil Spring Rice