File No. 763.72/7365

The Chargé in Costa Rica ( Johnson ) to the Secretary of State


Your September 21, 5 p.m.1 Request made yesterday afternoon by Spanish Consul on behalf of late German representative for safe-conduct for latter and family, for Erich Kraske, and for clerk and his family, to leave 28th for New York. Simultaneous written request also made in the same way of the French and British representatives. [Page 349] In order that Tinoco could have no excuse for delay due to us, I issued safe-conduct immediately and delivered it to Spanish Consul, as did British and French representatives. It covers Wilhelm Erythropel, wife, two children, and nursery maid and no others. Tinoco will not hand passports for leaving sooner than date fixed by German Chargé d’Affaires, so that if the Department considers instructions exceeded new ones can be sent. Kraske is itinerant German Vice Consul who escaped vigilance of Nicaraguan Government …

  1. Ante, p. 329.