361.11/3544: Telegram

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

72. Your 220, October 14, 4 p.m.

Department has carefully avoided any responsibility in connection with the so-called Petrograd Children’s Colony and cannot entertain [Page 686] favorably any proposition looking to their exchange for Americans detained in Russia, as it believes these children should be returned to their parents as soon as possible.