860j.01/52: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate Peace

2885. AmEmbassy, London informs Department it repeated to you Lord Curzon’s note dated August 13th in reply to the note of the Embassy urging the British Government not to withdraw British troops from Batoum.

Department suggests the advisability of your discussing the matter with the Allied Delegates, with the recommendation that, pending the final settlement of the Turkish and Armenian questions, immediate emergency measures be taken with a view to preventing all possible bloodshed and other lawlessness.