The Secretary of State to the High Commissioner at Constantinople ( Bristol )

No. 79

Sir: The Department has received your despatch No. 353 of July 18, 1921, relative to the impressment into the Greek army of three persons, Steve G. Pappas, Nicholas Katerges, and Savas Paritsis, the bearers of American passports.

The Department is to-day addressing separate instructions to the American Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at Athens in the cases of these three persons whose claim to American citizenship is verified by the Department’s records. In the instructions mentioned, copies of which are enclosed,31 the Department is requesting the Chargé d’Affaires to endeavor to obtain the release of these three persons from service in the Greek army.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Alvey A. Adee
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