251.11 Insull, Samuel/42: Telegram

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

120. Your 58, November 1, noon. I have just learned orally from the Foreign Office that Insull will be arrested tomorrow morning and provisionally detained. Delay in arrest has been caused by difficulties of administrative procedure and by uncertainty of authority of present Cabinet ministers owing to the fact that new government is in process of formation.

Legation and Foreign Office have endeavored to keep secrecy but this evening’s papers carry substantially correct story of exchange of ratifications and Legation’s request for arrest.

Police claim to be maintaining strictest surveillance over Insull.