File No. 23700/16.

Minister Beaupré to the Secretary of State.


Referring to instructions of April 12, Mr. Beaupré says he has received a telegram from the legation at Belgium stating that on account of the lack of treaty provisions the authorities of Belgium [Page 83] require full extradition formalities and certified documents for a prisoner in transit, and that they suggest return of prisoner through German territory. Mr. Beaupré asks if department will obtain authorization for transit through embassy at Berlin.