861.00/7676: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Wallace)

1642. Your 1916. November 13. 7 p.m.29 French representative Constantinople can secure from Admiral Bristol full details concerning instructions cabled him November 14 which are summarized below for your information and repetition to London:

Bristol authorized in his discretion to employ American naval and Shipping Board vessels in or near Black Sea to evacuate Russian refugees and to cooperate with representatives in Constantinople of Great Britain and France whom this government believes should bear main burden of evacuation. French and British Embassies here have been requested to inform their government that this government looks to them to make necessary arrangements with proper governments for landing refugees.

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