File No. 10901/80.

Memorandum to the Russian Embassy.

The Department of State has received the memorandum of the Russian embassy, requesting this department to use its good offices in order to obtain from the United States commissioner, who is examining the extradition case of Jan Pouren, a delay to enable the Russian Government to present evidence in rebuttal of the evidence presented by the fugitive.

The Department of State has at once requested the Attorney General to instruct the United States district attorney at New York to appear before the United States commissioner and to express the hope that the delay required by the Russian Government may be granted.