File No. 10170/8.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Mexican Chargé.

No. 191.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note, No. 138, the 12th instant, in which, referring to previous correspondence regarding the extradition of George Deering Reed to Mexico, you request that the fugitive be transferred by the authorities of this Government to Laredo, Tex., there to be delivered to the agents of the Mexican Government duly authorized to receive him.

In reply I have the honor to say that the practice which has heretofore been followed, both in the United States and in Mexico, with reference to the delivery of fugitives from the one country to the other, seems to have been to deliver such fugitives at the place of detention. If, however, the embassy desires to secure the exceptional procedure requested in this case, with the understanding that such action is not to be invoked as a precedent, the department will be pleased to communicate the request to the Attorney General and to ask that the proper official be instructed to comply therewith. The department will take the matter up with the Department of Justice immediately upon the receipt of the embassy’s further advices.

As you expressed in telephonic conversation a desire to meet the cost of this extra service, the same will be included in the bill rendered.

Accept, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.