File No. 14040/13.

Minister Eddy to the Secretary of State.


Reports that minister for foreign affairs, after referring to article 4 of extradition treaty, which agrees to extradition of criminals in accordance with laws of country from which criminal is extradited, and quoting Argentine law, article 667 of Criminal Code, thinks it doubtful if prisoner can be given up unless it is guaranteed that death penalty will not be inflicted. Mr. Eddy explained that, as there was no national penal code in the United States, he doubted if such guaranty could be given. Adds that minister promised to obtain opinion of attorney general.