to Mr. Lothrop.
Washington , April 17, 1888.
Sir: Your No. 168 of the 31st ultimo has been received. In it you state the case of Hercules A. Proios, alleged to be a Greek by birth and a citizen of the United States by naturalization. Proios, having been in the Turkish service from 1872 to 1887, either left, or was discharged from the same, and came to Russia.
Request was afterwards made by the Turkish ambassador at St. Petersburg for his extradition on the charge of embezzling large sums of Government money while in its service.
Your opinion in regard to the case is that any intervention on the part of this Government could go no further than to see that the proceedings of the demand and surrender were regular.
The Department appreciates your thoughtfulness in reporting this case, and on the meager statement of facts before it is also of opinion that there appears to be no valid ground for remonstrance against the action of the Russian Government in surrendering Proios.
I am, etc.,