The Chargé in Czechoslovakia (Pearson) to the Secretary of State

No. 429

Sir: Replying to the Department’s Instruction No. 121 of March 30th1 directing the Legation, to report on the results of representations made pursuant to Instruction No. 73 of September 5, 1922, transmitting the draft of a proposed extradition treaty with Czechoslovakia, I have the honor to report that on September 30, 1922, Mr. Magruder, then Chargé d’Affaires, submitted a draft of the proposed treaty to the Minister for Foreign Affairs; that on October 26th Dr. Emil Spira, a chief of Section in the Ministry of Justice, called at the Legation and discussed the possibility of certain [Page 33] minor modifications in the treaty; that he pursued this discussion in greater detail in January of this year first with Mr. Pearson, Secretary of Legation, and then with the Minister; that as there still remained some slight differences between the draft submitted by the Legation and the conditions which this Government, according to Dr. Spira, would be prepared to accept, the Minister requested the latter to submit counter propositions thereon. These counter propositions have not yet been received, and the Legation has now requested the Minister for Foreign Affairs to state whether or not the draft in question meets with his approval.

I have [etc.]

Frederick F. A. Pearson
  1. Not printed.