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Rear Admiral Mark L. Bristol, Senior Naval Officer Present, and United States High Commissioner, Turkey, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations

CABLEGRAM RECEIVED.      11 March 1919.

Origin    Simsadus London              Serial No. 1307.

                        PES  JDJ

Amnavpar Paris.              

For Benson.

     Following received from Bristol. “The people and locality of Turkey and Southern Russia are looking to America for relief for existing trying conditions. There is strong sentiment that America will help them. Those commissions that render aid are most welcome, but those that are for observation and investigation only cause disappointment especially because everyone realizes positively relief and assistance are immediately required.” 152710.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.