File No. 811.142/2575

The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page) to the Secretary of State


7714. Your 5724, 3d. Foreign Office informs me British Government are not in principle averse from scheme put forward by American Red Cross provided that [it is] quite clear that it will not interfere with carriage of supplies, munitions, or men essential to Allied cause. In present political situation, however, they believe United States Government will agree that execution of any such scheme must necessarily be deferred pending clearer prospect as to future position of Russia towards war.