The Secretary of War ( Baker ) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I have your letter of January 22d with reference to the Czecho-Slovak movement, and would advise you that the concentration of the American troops was recommended by General Graves before the orders were determined upon for the withdrawal of the American troops from Siberia, and is a military necessity which is now being accomplished.

With reference to the responsibility of the United States in connection with the Jugo Slavs, Poles and Roumanians, I have cabled General Graves for report concerning these contingents, and upon receipt of his reply will further advise you.

Sincerely yours,

Newton D. Baker