The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State

No. 1878

The Ambassador has the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s instruction No. 650 of June 19, 1945 concerning the case of Mr. Isaiah Oggins who is imprisoned in the Soviet Union.

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In its despatch No. 1807 of June 13, 1945,63 the Embassy reported that it had addressed a note to the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs stating that it hoped that the competent Soviet authorities would now consider the possibility of releasing Mr. Oggins. The Embassy inquired regarding Mr. Oggins’ state of health.

No reply has as yet been received to the Embassy’s note. Any information that is received will be communicated to the Department.

The Embassy may add that the case of Mr. Oggins does not fall within any of the categories of offenses covered by the amnesty decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. of July 7, 1945.

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