760m.61/l: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Commissioner at Riga (Young)

Your 6, May 19, 1 p.m. No. 20, June 1, 4 p.m. and 25, June 4, 5 p.m. When suitable opportunity offers, and as expression your personal [Page 651] opinion, you may say informally to Lithuanians that this Government will be pleased to see an amicable arrangement reached in dispute between Lithuanians and Poland. Every effort is desirable to limit number and scope of military activities in regions already exhausted by war, and the Lithuanians by any cooperation with the Bolsheviki against Poland, would create a most unfavorable impression. This you can emphasize. The caution and informality of discussion which we recommend is suggested by the fact that” this Government has not recognized Lithuania.

For its confidential information, repeat above to Warsaw, which is being instructed to repeat to you portion of its 292, May 30, 1 p.m. to Department.42

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