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Oct. 10 To the British Em- | Joint Allied assistance to Pol-
bassy

ish refugees in Russia advis-
able when conditions favor
effective organization for dis-

tribution.
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Oct. 22 To the Minister in Red Cross suggests milk could
Switzerland (tel.) be shipped in powdered form

in paper-lined wooden cases. 1207 | Oct. 31 From the British Great Britain regards with dis[Rec'd Chargé

favor proposed Red Cross Nov. 1]

monthly shipments of milk to

Poland. Reasons.
313 Nov. 14 To the British In view of German capitula-
Chargé

tion, it is assumed that Brit-
ish objection to milk ship-
ments to Poland is with-
drawn.

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Jan. 8, From the Ambassa- Turkish request that three-
1917 dor in Turkey (tel.) fourths of the Caesar's sup-
[Rec'd

plies be landed at Beirut for
Jan. 10)

Palestine poor; one-fourth at

Jaffa.
Jan. 18, To the Ambassador All supplies to be landed and
1917 in Turkey (tel.) distributed at Beirut if pos-

sible.
Feb. 15, To the Ambassador The Des Moines and Caesar
1917 in Turkey (tel.) have been ordered to remain

at Alexandria until further

notice.
Feb. 12, From the Ambassa- Turkey agrees to unloading of
1917 dor in Turkey (tel.) Caesar's entire cargo at Beirut
[Rec'd

and taking on of passengers
Feb. 17]

for Europe. Other plans for

Jaffa.
Feb. 20, To the Ambassador | The Des Moines and Caesar
1917 in Turkey (tel.) will proceed to Jaffa and

Beirut upon receipt of Ger-
man guaranties against in-

terference.
Feb. 23, From the Ambassa- Uncertain character of_guar-
1917 dor in Turkey (tel.) anties furnished by Turkey
(Rec'd

and Germany for safe-conduct
Feb. 26]

of the Caesar and Des Moines. Feb. 27,'To the Ambassador The Caesar and Des Moines 1917 in Turkey (tel.) cannot be sent to Beirut

without satisfactory guaran

ties of safety.
Mar. 27, From the Spanish Spain offers the United States
1917 Ambassador

shipping facilities for sending
[Rec'd

relief to Christian prisoners
Mar. 28]

in Syria and Palestine.
Mar. 28, | To the Spanish Am- Acknowledgment of offer of
1917 bassador

shipping facilities for relief of Christians in Syria and Palestine and request that ships convey Americans from Syria back to Spanish port.

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Mar. 23, From the Ambassa- Turkey's concession and Ger- 542
1917 dor in Turkey (tel.) many's guaranty regarding re-
[Rec'd

lief ships for Syria and Pales-
Mar. 29]

tine. Apr. 3, 1 To the Ambassador Acceptance of Spanish offer to 544 1917 in Turkey (tel.) furnish ship to transport U.S.

relief supplies to Syria and

Palestine. May 2, From the Spanish Spain inquires as to quantity 544 1917 Ambassador

of U.S. supplies to be sent to
(Rec'd

Asia Minor, in order to fur-
May 3]

nish adequate shipping.
May 4, To the Spanish Am- Information regarding quan- 545
1917 bassador

tity of relief supplies to be

shipped to Asia Minor. May 5, From the Spanish Spain cannot transport sup- 546 1917 Ambassador

plies from America but will [Rec'd

make every effort to forward May 11]

to Asia Minor supplies sent

to Spain.
Aug. 24, To the American Authorization to transmit re- 547
1917 Committee for Ar- lief funds to Turkey. Instruc-

menian and Syrian tions.
Relief; similar let-
ters to other relief

agencies
Sept. 1, To the Consul Gen- Arrangement to purchase Cae- 548
1917 eral at Saloniki sar's cargo at Alexandria and

(tel.): Red Cross to send to Saloniki.

Ryan Sept. 5, To the Consulat Instructions to request British 548 1917 Alexandria (tel.) to provide quick transporta

tion to Saloniki for the Cae

sar's cargo.
Sept. 25, From the Consul at Reports loading of the Caesar's 5481

1917 Alexandria (tel.) cargo.
Oct. 3, To the American Change in formula of authority 548
1917 Committee for Ar- for remittances to subject

menian and Syrian races in Turkey.
Relief; the same to
other relief agen-

cies
Oct. 16,

To the American Authorization to remit funds 549 1917 Committee for Ar- nullified by Enemy Trading

menian and Syrian Act. Plan to secure licenses
Relief; the same, from W.T.B. for Committee
mutatis mutandis, to continue relief.
to other relief agen-
cies

To the American Application for license to per- 549 1917 Committee for Ar- mit transfer of credits, etc., in

menian and Syrian relief work should be made to
Relief; the same to W.T.B.

other relief agencies
Dec. 3,

From the British Attention called to fact that 550 1917 Ambassador

relief funds sent to Turkey [Rec'd

will tend to prolong the war. Dec. 7] Dec. 18,

To the British Am- Justification of U.S. policy in 551 1917 bassador

permitting relief funds to be
sent to subject races of Otto-
man Empire.

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Dec. 26, From the British Organized British relief work
1917 Ambassador

for the Jews in the Holy Land.
Rec'd

Requests U.S. cooperation.
Dec. 27]
Jan. 5, To the British Am- U.S. cooperation with Great
1918 bassador

Britain in relief measures for

Palestine.
Jan. 26 To the Chairman of Department's policy regard-
the W.T.B.

ing relief for certain coun

tries in the Near East. 1384 Jan. 26 From the Minister in From Constantinople, Jan. 12: Sweden (tel.) dispatch of gold through

Sweden to Turkey suggested

in relief work. 507 Jan. 31 To the Minister in To Constantinople: details reSweden (tel.) quested regarding suggested

gold shipment to Turkey. 1635 Mar. 6 From the Minister in From Constantinople, Feb. 27: [Rec'd Sweden (tel.)

details of proposed transmisMar. 7]

sion of gold for relief work. 1661 Mar. 9 From the Minister From Constantinople, Mar. 5: [Rec'd

in Sweden (tel.) Ottoman Minister of Finance Mar. 10)

authorizes foreign

gold changed to Turkish money

for relief purposes. 304 Mar. 21 From the British Provisional approval of plan Ambassador

for U.S. Zionists to disSpecial Mission patch medical unit to Pales

tine.
23 Mar. 30 From the Agent Zionist Commission to Pales-

[Rec'd and Consul Gen- tine will hereafter adminis-
Mar. 31] eral at Cairo (tel.) ter all measures of relief in

Palestine.
Apr. 6 To the Agent and Department will continue to

Consul General at transmit relief funds through
Cairo (tel.)

the Agency for distribution

by the Zionist Commission. 708 Apr. 15 To the Minister in Plan of forwarding gold from Sweden (tel.)

Sweden to Constantinople

disapproved.
May 9 To the British Am- Suggests that the British noti-

bassador on Special fy the enemy of U.S. recogni-
Mission

tion of Zionist Medical Unit.
May 17 To the British Am- Encloses memorandum offi-

bassador on Special cially recognizing American
Mission

Zionist Medical Unit loaned
to British for service in Pales-

tine.
June 14 To the British Am- Personnel of Zionist Medical

bassador on Special Unit.

Mission
uly 16 To the Chamber of Functioning of American Com-

Commerce, Colum- mittee for Armenian and
bus, Ohio

Syrian Relief.
July 22 To the War Trade Stipulated amount of remit-
Board

tances approved for relief and
for maintenance of certain in-

stitutions in Turkey
112 Aug. 24 From the Agent and Report on relief work in Pales-

[Rec'd Consul General at tine.
Sept. 30] Cairo

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Dec. 10, From the Minister Famine conditions in Persia.
1917 in Persia (tel.)

Red Cross assistance desired.
[Rec'd

Dec. 14) 23 Jan. 10, To the Minister in Inquiry as to best method by 1918 Persia (tel.)

which Red Cross can relieve

famine in Persia.
Jan. 22 From the Minister Further report on conditions
(Rec'd

in Persia (tel.) and information regarding
Jan. 23]

food supplies available for

Persia.
Jan. 25 To the Vice Chair- Red Cross aid to Persia recom-

man of the Ameri- mended.

can Red Cross
29 Mar. 5 To the Minister in Inquiry as to status of Persian
Persia (tel.)

Cossacks and Persian atti-
tude toward Armenians.

U.S. relief measures.
311 Mar. 22 From the British Prospect of good harvest in
(Rec'd
Ambassador

Persia. Impracticable nature
Mar. 25] Special Mission of MacCallum's proposed re-

lief plan.
44 Apr. 22 To the Minister in Transmits message of Ameri-
Persia (tel.)

can Relief Committee to Per-
sia appealing for mainte-
nance of peace irrespective of

religion or nationality.
53 May 10 To the Minister in Instructions to report situation
Persia (tel.)

of Jews in Persia.
May 13 From the Minister Estimated number of needy
[Rec'd in Persia (tel.) Jews in Persia.

May 14]
520 May 15 | From the British British recommendations rela-
(Rec'd Chargé

tive to MacCallum's relief exMay 17]

pedition to Persia.
60 May 29 To the Minister in Instructions regarding use of
Persia (tel.)

funds deposited by Joint Dis-
tribution Committee for Jew-

ish relief in Persia.
July 5 From the Secretary Encloses copy of Committee's
(Rec'd of the Amer. Com. letter to Persian Chargé con-
July 6] for Armenian and cerning commission sent for
Syrian Relief

relief work in Persia.
Aug. 22 From the Consul at British establishing camps to
(Rec'd Tabriz, tempora- care for refugees arriving

Aug. 24] rily at Casvin (tel.) Hamadan. U.S. aid needed. 381 May 6 From the Minister Encloses Foreign Minister's (Rec'd in Persia

reply, May 5, to Committee's
Aug. 26]

appeal for peace.
Oct. 2 From the Minister Conditions in Persia; need for
[Rec'd

in Persia (tel.) additional funds.
Oct. 3]
Undated From the Persian Expression of appreciation for
(Rec'd Foreign Minister sending of American Relief
Nov. 21] (tel.)

Commission to Persia.

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Dec. 4, From the Finnish Request for release in U.S.
1917 Commissioner ports of flour owned by Fin-
[Rec'd

nish Government, to prevent
Dec. 10]

starvation in Finland. 1915 Dec. 19, To the Ambassador Flour, purchased by Finland, 1917 in Russia (tel.) requisitioned for France.

Corn available for Finland at

Gulf ports.
Jan. 4, From the Commer- Inquiry as to measures for in-
1918 cial Adviser of the suring final destination of
[Rec'd

British Embassy grain shipments and request
Jan. 5]

for full consultation.
Jan. 12 To the Commercial Arrangements for safeguards

Adviser of the Brit- for grain shipments.

ish Embassy
487 Jan. 16 To the Minister in Instructions to confer with
Sweden (tel.)

Sweden and British Minister
on control of distribution of
shipments and transit across

Sweden.
1407 Jan. 29 From the Minister Sweden will permit transit

[Rec'd in Sweden (tel.) of food to Finland. Recom-
Jan. 30]

mendations.
Feb. 21" To the Shipping Requests arrangements for

Board Representa- limited shipments of food

tive on the W.T.B. stuffs to Finland.
570 Feb. 27 To the Minister in Chartering of vessels for ship-

Sweden (tel.): Igna- ment of oats to Finland.
tius to Finnish Le-

gation
1579 Feb. 27 From the Minister Pro-German influence in Fin-
in Sweden (tel.) land; effect, political and eco-

nomic, of furnishing supplies

to Finland. 1707 Mar. 16 From the Minister Views of Allied Ministers on in Sweden (tel.) question of furnishing cereals

to Finland, in view of Finnish

treaty with Germany. 653 Mar. 30 To the Minister in Initial U.S. shipment of 2,000 Sweden (tel.)

tons foodstuffs for Finland

approved.
1813 Apr. 2 From the Minister Urges that shipment of cereals

[Rec'd in Sweden (tel.) to Finland be refused.
Apr. 3]
Apr. 12 To the Chairman of Finnish Food Commissioner
the W.T.B.

informed that conditions in
Finland do not warrant ship-

ment of foodstuffs.
8296 June 18 To the Chargé in Reported negotiations

for
Great Britain (tel.) sending American grain to

Finland for distribution after
German withdrawal. Instruc-

tions.
78 July 6 To the_Chargé in Reasons for decision to send no

Great Britain (tel.) foodstuffs to Finland. 936 July 12 To the Minister in Instructions to inform Finnish Sweden (tel.)

representatives that Finnish Food Commissioner will return home.

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