The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Davis ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 9.12 p.m.]
2897. Your 5867. Curzon out of town. Have communicated contents your despatch to Ronald Graham, acting, who is familiar with subject. He regrets situation but is in no way surprised. Says Foreign Office is in constant consultation with military on the subject and hope some half way measures can be devised, perhaps sending some native troops or leaving a small force sufficient to exercise moral pressure. I incline to opinion that something of the sort will be done.