251.11 Insull, Samuel/388: Telegram

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

8. Unless you perceive some compelling objection please request the Egyptian authorities to detain Samuel Insull and place him under close surveillance if he lands at an Egyptian port from the Greek freighter Maiotis and to prevent him from leaving Egyptian territory pending further communication from you. If the Egyptians are unwilling or unable to take such steps please request the American consular officers at Port Said and Alexandria to endeavor to place Insull under detention as a fugitive from justice and to hold him pending further instructions. The consuls would of course have no authority to place the fugitive under detention while he is actually on board the Greek vessel.

For Legation and above-mentioned consuls.

The legislation referred to in mail instruction 215 of May 8, 1933,37 has passed the House of Representatives and the Department is taking steps to expedite its passage by the Senate.38

Keep the Department fully and promptly advised of developments.

  1. Foreign Relations, 1933, vol. ii, p. 843.
  2. H. R. 5862, 73d Cong., 2d sess., approved March 22, 1934; 48 Stat. 454.