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The Minister in Sweden (Morris) to the Secretary of State

20. The Legation has been confidentially informed by Colonel Samsonov, Russian liaison officer stationed here, that the position of the northwestern army has become so untenable and so many soldiers are deserting to the Bolsheviks that Yudenitch has asked Denikin and Miller of the Archangel front for means of transporting the remnants of the army to join their forces. As the army still numbers about 10,000 men and officers it is doubtful whether this can be furnished. It is expected that many soldiers would in any case refuse to go northward.