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Aug. 8 From the Swedish Appeal for exportation to Fin

Legation; similar land of enough breadstuffs to
notes from the Dan- prevent actual starvation.
ish and Norwegian

Legations
717 Aug. 10 To the Ambassador Presence of German military

in Great Britain forces in Finland thought to
(tel.)

preclude any aid to that coun

try. British attitude sought. 910 Aug. 15 From the British Sending food to Finland imposChargé

sible so long as it is occupied
by German military forces.

U.S. attitude sought.
Aug. 17 To the Swedish Lega- Request for food for Finland

tion; mutatis mutan- refused so long as Finland
dis, to the Danish continues to be occupied by
and Norwegian Le- German military forces.

gations
Aug. 29 From the French Conditions which France im-
(Rec'd Ambassador

poses for revictualing of Fin-
Aug. 31]

land. 2239 Sept. 20 ) To the French Am- U.S. attitude toward furnishbassador

ing food to Finland in accord

with that of France.
2970 Oct. 9 From the Chargé in Withdrawal of German troops

[Rec'd Sweden (tel.) furnishes opportunity to win
Oct.10]

Finland over to Allies. Ex-
port of cereals to Finland

recommended.
1203 Oct. 11 To the Chargé in Reports of German evacuation
Sweden (tel.) discredited as plot to slow up

Allied activities.
Nov. 16 To the Commercial Approval of definite measures

Adviser of the Brit- to feed Finnish population in
ish Embassy

view of withdrawal of German
troops.

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SERBIAN RELIEF

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May 8, From the Serbian Appeal for loan for Serbia.

1917 Minister 270 May 19, From the Serbian Needs of Serbian Government 1917 Minister

and Army; hope of U.S. sup-
(Rec'd

port.
May 21)
June 11, From the Assistant Encloses note from Serbian
1917 Secretary of the Minister, June 1, and Treas-
[Rec'd Treasury

ury reply, June 7, regarding
June 13]

loan to Serbia.
Aug. 4, To the Special Agent Transfer of funds to Paris for
1917 in Corfu (tel.): relief of Serbia.

from McAdoo
Aug. 9, From the Special Foreign Minister's views as to

1917 Agent in Corfu distribution of U.S. loan to
Rec'd (tel.)

Serbia.
Aug. 11]
Aug. 23,"To the Special Agent Credit of $3,000,000 estab-
1917 in Corfu(tel.); from lished in favor of Serbia.
McAdoo

Stipulations as to distribu-
tion.

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1005 Nov. 21, From the Serbian Contemplated exchange of
1917 Minister

sound prisoners. Proposal
that American Red Cross pro-
vision Serbian prisoners in

Germany.
65 Nov. 30, To the Serbian Min- Disapproval of contemplated
1917 ister

exchange of sound prisoners;
approval of proposed provi-
sioning of Serbian prisoners

by American Red Cross.
2880 Nov. 30, To the Ambassador Quotes British note on Serbian
1917 in France (tel.): relief. Instructions to advise

Leffingwell to Cros- regarding further loan to
by

Serbia.
1064 Dec. 7, From the Serbian Review of situation of Serbian
1917 Minister

war prisoners in enemy coun[Rec'd

tries and specific request for Dec. 10]

relief.
15 Dec. 6, From the Delegate Serbian Prime Minister states

1917 to the Inter-Allied British and French relief to
[Rec'd

Council (tel): to Serbia insufficient. Delay on
Dec. 12] McAdoo

loan advised.
6039 Dec. 14, To the Ambassador Relief of Serbian prisoners of
1917 in Great Britain war should be shared by the

(tel.): Leffingwell United States, Great Britain,
to Crosby

and France.
Dec. 20, From the Ambassa- Extensive aid to Serbian Gov-
1917 dor in Great Brit- ernment by France and Great
[Rec'd

ain (tel.): Crosby Britain. British relief to civil-
Dec 21] to McAdoo

ians restricted. Further U.S.

loans advised.
6102 Dec. 22, To the Ambassador Further credit established to
1917 in Great Britain be used by American Red

(tel.): Leffingwell Cross for relief of Serbian
to Crosby

prisoners.
66 Dec. 29, To the Serbian Min- Department is supporting re-
1917 ister

quest for relief of Serbian war

prisoners in enemy countries. 1457 Jan. 5, To the British Am- British cooperation requested 1918 bassador; similar in proposed provisioning of

note to the French Serbian prisoners by Ameri-
Ambassador

can Red Cross.
67 Jan. 9 To the Serbian Min- Obstacles to proposed relief
ister

for civilian population in
enemy-occupied portion of

Serbia.
1325 Jan. 11 To the Chargé in Provisioning of Montenegrin

Switzerland (tel.): war prisoners requested by
to Dresel

Serbia. Inquiries.
72 Jan. 15 From the British Great Britain will facilitate
[Rec'd
Chargé

provisioning of Serbian and Jan. 18]

Montenegrin war prisoners by

American Red Cross.
2484 Jan. 23 From the Chargé in Distribution of supplies for
[Rec'd

Switzerland (tel.): Serbian and Montenegrin war
Jan. 24]
Dresel to Davison prisoners. Special guaranties

unnecessary.
Feb. 12 From the French France will facilitate transit of
Ambassador supplies for Serbian prisoners.

Plan for U.S., British, and
French regulation of ship-
ments.

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1566 Mar. 5 To the Minister in Allotment of certain percentSwitzerland (tel.) age of supplies to Serbian Red

Cross for distribution to war

prisoners.
Mar. 26 From the French Proposed inter-Allied commit-
[Rec'd Ambassador

tee in Paris to direct relief of
Mar. 28)

prisoners of small Allied states. 3333 May 10 | From the Minister Petition to allow purchase of [Rec'd

in Switzerland (tel.) supplies in America for trans-
May 12]

it through Switzerland to
Serbians in territory occupied

by Austria.
1930 May 17 To the Minister in Transmission of foodstuffs to
Switzerland (tel.) Serbian territory occupied by

Austria cannot be permit

ted. Reasons.
2149 May 24 To the French Am- Unfavorable to proposed inter-
bassador

Allied committee at Paris to
control supplies for war pris-
oners of small states. Rea-

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145 June 14 To the Consul Gen- Transmission of Serbian memo-
eral at Sofia

rial on condition of war pris-
oners. U.S. request for fa-

vorable consideration.
June 24 From the Special Serbian request for increased
[Rec'd Agent in Corfu(tel.) | tonnage for transporting relief
June 28]

purchases.
76 May 29 From the Special Official reception accorded Ser-

Rec'd Agent in Corfu bian Agricultural Unit of
July 1]

American Red Cross. Ser

bian appreciation of mission.
July 9 To the Special Agent Red Cross has purchased provi-
in Corfu (tel.)

sions to extent of money sup-
plied by Serbia. Additional

funds have been requested.
July 16 To the Special Agent Serbian relief not in need of

in Corfu (tel.): from tonnage; further shipments
McAdoo

soon to be made.
2379 Aug. 1 To the Minister in For Sofia: Serbian representa-
Switzerland (tel.) tions to Bulgaria re restricting

of assistance to Serbian pris-
oners and refusal of informa-

tion.
Sept. 8 From the Special Suggestion that U.S. represent-
Rec'd Agent in

Corfu ative at Sofia request author-
Sept. 9] (tel.)

ity to distribute supplies to

Serbian prisoners in Bulgaria. Sept. 12 To the Special Agent Inquiry re proposed Serbian in Corfu (tel.) prisoner supplies to be dis

tributed by U.S. representa

tive.
Oct. 5 From the Special Serbian explanations regarding

Agent in Corfu provisioning of Serbian pris-
(tel.)

oners and request for increase

in shipments.
267 Sept. 14 From the Consul Refutation of Serbian state-

Rec'd General at Sofia ment regarding condition of
Oct. 30]

prisoners. Enclosure:

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Nov. 8 To the Special Agent Request for additional assist-
in Corfu (tel.) ance for Serbian prisoners

may be disregarded in view
of capitulation of Austria-
Hungary and Bulgaria.

RELIEF FOR RUSSIAN PRISONERS OF WAR HELD BY THE CENTRAL POWERS: THE

COPENHAGEN RED CROSS CONFERENCE

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1340 May 30, From the Ambassa- Russian Red Cross seeks pro

1917 dor in Russia (tel.) visions in the United States
[Rec'd

for Russian prisoners in ene-
June 2]

my countries. 1529 July 3, To the Ambassador Quotes telegram sent Legation, 1917 in Russia (tel.) Copenhagen, inquiring extent

and control of Russian relief

passing through that city. July 10, From the Minister in Favorable report on compe1917 Denmark (tel.) tency and activities of Copen[Rec'd

hagen branch of Russian Red July 11]

Cross and of Moscow commit

tee in charge. 5282 Aug. 9, To the Ambassador Proposed American Red Cross 1917 in Great Britain relief for Allied war prisoners (tel.)

in enemy countries. British

opinion sought.
7084 Sept. 1, From the Ambassa- British views on relief for Rus-

1917 dor in Great Britain sian and other Allied prison-
[Rec'd (tel.)

Sept. 2]
7232 Sept. 22, From the Ambassa- Conference in which Harte of
1917 dor in Great Britain Y.M.C.A. proposes plan for
(tel.)

relief of Allied prisoners in
Germany and for enemy pris-

oners in Russia.
1276 Sept. 27, From the Minister in Quotes telegram, Sept. 14, from

1917 Denmark (tel.) Petrograd to Danish Red
(Rec'd

Cross regarding Red Cross
Sept. 28)

conference at Copenhagen.
Comments on abuse of relief

efforts.
1295 Sept. 30, From the Minister Quotes telegram, Sept. 25, from

1917 in Denmark (tel.) Petrograd to Danish Red
[Rec'd

Cross concerning comprehen-
Oct. 1]

sive scheme for relief of Rus-
sian prisoners. Copenhagen
conference felt to be German

peace propaganda.
7325 Oct. 4, From the Ambassa- Disapproval of Harte's com-
1917 dor in Great Brit- prehensive scheme to feed
ain (tel.)

prisoners. Instructions re-
quested before discussion of

relief with Foreign Office. 5536 Oct. 5, To the Ambassador Harte's comprehensive scheme 1917 in Great Britain for feeding prisoners disap(tel.)

proved. Consideration being given proposal to feed sick Russian prisoners.

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Oct. 5, To the Minister in Comprehensive scheme for re- 634
1917 Denmark (tel.) lief of Russian prisoners never

approved; U.S. will not par-
ticipate in or be bound by
decisions of Copenhagen con-

ference.
Oct. 25, From the Minister Exchange of Russian and Ger-
1917 in Denmark (tel.) man prisoners and repatria-
(Rec'd

tion of certain interns in Den-
Oct. 26)

mark proposed in conference.
Oct. 29, To the Ambassador Telegram No. 1482 from Den- 635
1917 in Great Britain mark transmitted with in-

(tel.); similar tel. structions to inquire Govern-
to the Ambassador ment's views and proposed
in France

action thereon.
Oct. 26, From the Minister Conference agrees

to

635 1917 in Denmark (tel.) change of Russian, German, [Rec'd

and Austro-Hungarian invalid Oct. 27)

prisoners. Comments.
Oct. 29, To the Ambassador Telegram No. 1495 from the 635n
1917 in Great Britain Minister in Denmark quoted.

(tel.); the same to
the Ambassador in

France
Oct. 30, To the Ambassador Telegram No. 1495 from Min- 635n
1917 in Russia (tel.) ister in Denmark quoted with

instructions that, if report is
true, Russia be warned of

grave peril to Allied cause.
Nov. 3, To the Ambassador Instructions to inquire whether 636
1917 in Great Britain British Government concurs
(tel.)

in American Red Cross plan
for provisioning invalid Řus-

sian prisoners.
Nov. 6, From the Ambassa- Russian assurance that only 639
1917 dor in Russia (tel.) invalid prisoners will be ex-
(Rec'd

changed. U.S. shipment of Nov. 8]

food to Denmark inadvisable. Nov. 9, From the Ambassa- British views on exchange of 640 1917 dor in Great Brit

prisoners, representations hav-
Rec'd ain (tel.)

ing been made to Petrograd.
Nov 10]
Nov. 16, From the Ambassa- Foreign Office not opposed in

641
1917 dor in Great Brit- principle to American Red
ain (tel.)

Cross plan for provisioning
invalid Russian prisoners, but

favors postponement.
Nov. 17, To the Ambassador Matter of relief held in abey- 641
1917 in Great Britain ance pending clearing of
(tel.)

Russian political situation. Dec. 1, To the Ambassador Instructions to endeavor to 641 1917 in Russia (tel.) have exchange of prisoners

limited to invalids and made

through neutral countries. Dec. 8, From the Ambassa- Statements of head of chancery 642 1917 dor in Russia (tel.) of Russian Red Cross on pro[Rec'd

posed methods of exchanging Dec. 11]

prisoners.
Dec. 17, "From the British Expedient that supplies to 642
1917 Embassy

Russian prisoners cease, pend-
ing conclusion of Russo-Ger-
man negotiations.

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