Secretary of State Robert Lansing to United States Embassy in London
December 16, 1917
TO American Embassy, London,
FROM Department of State, signed ‘LANSING’
DATED. December 15, 7 p.m.
RECEIVED. December 16,1917, 11.30 a.m.
Please note contents and repeat to Petrograd, Copenhagen, Christiania, Stockholm, The Hague, Athens, Bangkok, Jassy and to Paris who relays to Rome, Havre, Madrid, Lisbon and Berne:-
You should have no official relations with Russian diplomatic officers who recognized the Bolsheviki Government or are appointed by it, until the receipt of further instructions.
Repreated as instructed.
Copies to Naval and Military Attaches for information.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.