860n.00/6: Telegram

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

95. Serious situation arising in Lithuania from continued presence Bolshevik troops and very active propaganda now carried on in all parts of the country.

All foreign representatives here agree that in general the situation throughout Baltic Provinces is now much less favorable than short time ago. At this moment the question is apparently largely as to whether Bolsheviks after finishing with Poland will overthrow Baltic Governments by armed force and propaganda or utilize Baltic states as intermediaries for trade purposes.