251.11 Insull, Samuel/453: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Turkey (Skinner)

8. Your 18, March 29, 11 p.m. Warrant for Insull’s arrest reads as follows:

“The President of the United States of America to the Marshal of the Northern District of Illinois—Greeting: You are hereby commanded that you take Samuel Insull if he shall be found in your district, and him safely keep, so that you have his body forthwith before the judge of the District Court of the said United States for the Northern District of Illinois, at Chicago, in the Eastern Division of the said District, to answer unto the said United States in an indictment pending in the said court against him for violation Section twenty-nine (b) Clause 6, National Bankruptcy Act as amended [Page 578] (Title 11, Section 52 (b) Clause 6, United States Code Annotated) and have you then and there this writ with your return hereon.

Witness, the Honorable James H. Wilkerson, Judge of the District Court of the United States of America for the Northern District of Illinois, at Chicago, aforesaid, this first day of June, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-three, and in the 157th year of the independence of the said United States. (Signed) Charles M. Bates. Clerk.”

The term “judicial record” is unknown in American practice in cases that have not yet come to trial and the Department assumes that what is wanted is a copy of the indictment. In view of the length of the latter document the Legation at Athens is being requested to repeat it to you by telegraph from there.

Neither of these documents is required for the provisional arrest and detention of a fugitive under the terms of the treaty about to come into force but they are being sent to you in view of the urgency of the situation.

The Department wishes that you use every proper effort to obtain the immediate ratification of the extradition treaty by the Grand National Assembly and to effect the exchange of ratifications forthwith.