Microfilm Reel 194, File 64, "Russia"

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All the microfilm scans from the file number 64, "Russia," on reel 194 from the Executive Office files of the Woodrow Wilson Papers, series 4 in the Library of Congress finding aid.

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August 28, 1914

STATE

Repeats the reply of the Czar to the President's offer of mediation -- see CF-State

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THE WHITE HOUSE FILES. MEMORANDUM.

Writer: Marshall, Louis, New York City

TELEGRAM

Jan 14, 1915

Subject: On behalf of American Jewish Committee calls attention to fact that reported arrangement by number of banks in Fedl Reserve system of a $25,000,000 credit to the Russian govt is, if not a breach of neutrality, a nullification of the action of Congress 3 years ago in terminating commercial treaty between US and Russia.

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Referred to Mr. Hamlin, Govnr of Fedl Reserve Bd, with note of transmittal.

Date: Jan 16, 1915

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Please acknowledge and refer to the Governor of the Federal Reserve Board.

The President. C.L.S.

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March 18, 1915 (64)

My dear Mr. Davis:

This is a letter to the Czar of Russia which I wish sent in the pouch to Petrograd with the intimation to Mr. Marye that I would be very much obliged if he would in person hand it to his majesty to Czar.

Cordially and sincerely yours,

enc. Mr. Ben G. Davis Chief Clerk, Department of State.

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March 18, 1915

Your Majesty:

May I take the liberty of calling your Majesty's attention to a matter in which the Goverment and many disinterested citizens of the United States of Americs would be very happy, and even thankful, to be of service in assisting to moderate the sufferings and difficulties incident to the present war?

It is the desire of the Goverment of the United States and of the American Red Cross Society to be of service whenever and wherever it is possible to render a service which can have no color of partisanship or of officious suggestion. The field that seems most open for this purpose is the care and support of prisoners. I take it for granted that, no matter how great the generosity of your Majesty's Government may be in caring for the prisoners in Siberia, many severe hardships will necessarily attend life in the concentration camps there. I venture, therefore, to inquire whether your Majesty would be willing to vouchsafe to representatives of the American Red Cross Society, or to any other impartial agency this Government might be able to supply or vouch for, the right to distribute

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