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The President of the Technical Board (Stevens) to the Secretary of State

Japanese have ordered immediate evacuation all their troops from the territory north of Nikolsk including Habarovsk. Also a partial evacuation Nikolsk to Pogranichnaya. Concentration of troops evacuated to be made near to Vladivostok. Reported there are 35,000 to be moved. No advice received whether any are to be sent home.