The High Commissioner at Constantinople ( Bristol ) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 1—5:25 a.m.]
609. Reliable information received from Armenia by one just returning from Erivan. It is reported that Armenia is finished. The Armenian troops at Kars and Alexandropol were superior in forces, however they were defeated and in many cases ran away. The Turks have captured Igdir and are only a few miles from Keraklis. General Dro is now in command of the Armenians and appears to be holding his lines. A second armistice is in effect and a treaty of peace is being negotiated. The Americans are reported all safe within the Turkish lines. The Bolsheviks and Nationalist Turks are in accord. There is no foundation in reports that Alexandropol and Kars have been retaken by the Armenians and there is no likelihood of their being retaken.