251.11 Insull, Samuel/28: Telegram

The Chargé in Greece (Morris) to the Secretary of State

112. Your 52, October 11, 5 p.m.20 I was received by Venizelos yesterday evening at Loutraki, 3 hours from Athens, where he is taking a rest [Page 554] cure. He rejected deportation to Italy as Greek law allows deportee choice of destination. But as a friendly act he has agreed to prevent Insull from leaving Greece until exchange of ratifications can be effected and extradition proceedings can be renewed on the basis of a treaty in force. Insull will remain undisturbed as long as he does not attempt to leave Greece but under constant secret surveillance. Venizelos requests his decision to prevent Insull from leaving Greece should be kept secret.

  1. Not printed; it approved the Chargé’s suggestion to seek deportation of Insull to Italy by personal interview with the Greek Premier.