Rear Admiral Newton A. McCully, Commander, United States Naval Forces in Russia, to Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations
Subject Copy. File No. 16-4-15.
CABLEGRAM SENT February 8, 1919
To Amnavpar Paris (for Admiral Benson) Serial No. 1033
Prep. by Cs RHL D.R.
1033 Following received from McCully QUOTE On February 5 I reached Archangel. Although there is continuous ice two to three feet thick at the entrance to the White Sea, it is possible for well built merchant vessels to get through with the help of ice breakers.
There is no need for immediate anxiety with regard to conditions in Arachangel which are at present quiet, but reinforcements of reliable disciplined troops are indispensable
becuase <because> the situation may become critical very suddenly. UNQUOTE 113508 1033
Source Note: Cy, DNA,RG 45, Entry 517B.