The Secretary of State to the Minister in Egypt (Jardine)

No. 61

Sir: With a view to the conclusion of a comprehensive extradition treaty between the United States and Egypt the Department encloses a draft of such a treaty1 which it desires you to present to the Egyptian Foreign Office with the request that consideration be given to its conclusion at an early date.

It will be observed that the draft treaty provides that upon its coming into force the Convention of August 11, 1874, between the United States and the Ottoman Empire,2 shall cease to be in force so far as Egypt is concerned, except as to the crimes therein enumerated and committed prior to the date of the taking effect of the suggested treaty.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
W. R. Castle, Jr.
  1. Not printed.
  2. William M. Malloy (ed.), Treaties, Conventions, etc., Between the United States of America and Other Powers, 1776–1909 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1910), vol. ii, p. 1341.