251.11 Insull, Samuel/97: Telegram

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

2. Your 155, December 28, 4 p.m. The Department desires the Consulate General to address a letter in the following sense to Samuel Insull:

“By direction of the Secretary of State I am instructed to inform you that the period of validity of the passport issued to you on February 11, 1930, and renewed on February 29, 1932, expires as of this date (supply date of letter). I am instructed to request you to deliver the passport to me in order that proper notation of the cancellation may be made thereon. I am to add, however, that regardless of whether such notation is actually made the passport has expired and is no longer valid”.

The appropriate local authorities should be informed that Insull’s passport has been cancelled and this telegram should be repeated by [Page 557] mail to all consular officers in Western Europe, including North Africa, and in nearby territory of the Near East, with instructions to take up the passport should opportunity present. If and when Insull completes arrangements for direct return to the United States a limited passport valid solely for return may be issued and delivered to him aboard ship. In this event the Department should be notified of the name of the vessel and the port and date of arrival in the United States.