File No. 6766/18.

Ambassador Leishman to the Secretary of State.


(Reports that the extradition of Levan Kritichian, now held by the New York police commissioner, has been requested by the minister for foreign affairs. States that Kritichian is charged with being implicated in the murder of Apik Effendi, the rich Armenian, referred to in Vartanian correspondence, who was killed for refusing to donate money to the Armenian revolutionary committee. Says that Kritichian is also charged with complicity in attempted assassination of the Sultan two years ago, for both of which crimes he has been condemned by default by the Ottoman authorities.)