The Solicitor for the Department of State ( Hackworth ) to the Secretary of State


Dear Mr. Secretary: As I informed you a few days ago, Mr. Woolsey9 inquired informally whether an instruction had been sent to the Embassy in Tokyo regarding the Sinclair concession in northern Sakhalin. I told him at that time that it was my understanding from your memorandum of your conversation with Mr. Lansing that it was not intended that an instruction should be sent to Tokyo unless some Government in Russia should be recognized by this Government. After talking with you I told him that you had confirmed my understanding of the situation.

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G. H. H[ackworth]
  1. Lester H. Woolsey of the law firm of Lansing & Woolsey, representing the Sinclair Exploration Co.