File No. 367.114M69/119.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


The captain of the Texas, who is a Greek subject, has been arrested by the Turkish authorities; the Consul General has asked for his surrender. With the facts as submitted I do not see my way to support him, and have instructed him not to commit himself further until categorically instructed, but that he might, without bringing the point to an issue, inform the Governor General that he reserves all rights.