File No. 21641/8.

The Acting Secretary of State to Chargé Harvey.


Mr. Wilson acknowledges legation’s February 17, and says extradition papers will be forwarded by next mail, and upon their receipt to request surrender of Nalbandian as an act of grace on murder charge, formally stating in his note of request that, on account of limitations placed on power of Executive in United States, it will not be possible, in absence of treaty of extradition, for this Government to reciprocate considerate action of the Government of Bulgaria, expressing at the same time the high appreciation of the Government of the United States for the courtesy extended by the authorities of Bulgaria in expressing their willingness to surrender Nalbandian. Mr. Wilson adds that information relative to agent who is to receive surrender will be sent later.