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MOROCCO

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS BY THE UNITED STATES IN THE APPLICATION OF

DECREES AND TAXES TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE FRENCB ZONE—Continued

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1930 Dec. 10

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Dec. 12

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1931 Jan. 28

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From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Observations on discriminations involved in certain dahirs
decreeing new and increased consumption taxes on petroleum
products, frozen meats, and edible oils; recommendations as
to representations to be made.
From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Opinion concerning a decree dated June 24, 1930, purporting
to eliminate objectionable requirement of the decree of July 6,
1929, relative to importation of canned foods.
From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Note from the Consul at Casablanca (text printed) pointing
out discriminatory features of a dahir in the matter of taxation
on petroleum products.
To the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Department's position that objection to dahir dated Decem-
ber 28, 1930, should be based on the protective feature of the
tax on frozen meat.
From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Request from French Resident General for application to
American nationals of dahirs concerning requisition for mili-
tary purposes of motor vehicles, animals, and animal-drawn
vehicles. Suggestion that Department not give its assent,
but indicate its willingness to consider temporary compliance
in an exceptional situation.
To the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Instructions to address note to French Resident General in
accordance with suggestion in despatch No. 656, October 26.

Mar. 5

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Oct. 26

(656)

749

Dec. 8

(668)

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NEGOTIATIONS CONCERNING CLAIMS AND PROPOSED RECOGNITION BY THE UNITED

STATES OF THE SPANISH ZONE IN MOROCCO

1931 Jan. 21

(268)

750

752

Oct. 22

89/14

From the Ambassador in Spain

Aide-mémoire left at the Foreign Office (text printed) stating
U. S. willingness to submit claim of Dris-El-Quettani to legal
determination in a competent court; memorandum (text
printed) of interview with Foreign Office official.
From the Spanish Chargé

Spanish Government's request for U. S. consent to the
application to American nationals in Spanish Zone of certain
new urban tax levy regulations.
To the Spanish Chargé

Advice that Department is unable to give consideration to
Spanish Government's request pending V. S. recognition of
the Spanish Zone in Morocco; that such recognition is contin-
gent upon settlement of American claims in the Spanish Zone.]

(Footnote: No further developments until 1934.)

Nov. 28

753

MOROCCO REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING AMERICAN Rights With RESPECT TO CONCESSION

BY THE TANGIER ADMINISTRATION IN MOROCCO

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1931 Jan. 7

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753

755

Feb. 5

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Mar. 12

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Mar. 30 (W3334/ 24/28)

To the Ambassador in Great Britain

Outline of U. S. position with regard to the electric light
concession in Tangier, for informal and confidential communi-
cation to the Foreign Office.
From the Ambassador in Great Britain

Informal note from the Foreign Office (text printed) stating
that British Government would be glad to get V. S. support in
safeguarding the principle involved, and suggesting possible
U. S. notification to Shereefian Government of agreement to the
concession as an exception, instead of a protest against its
grant without adjudication.
To the Ambassador in Great Britain

Department's willingness, in view of practical considera-
tions involved, to accept grant of the concession as an excep-
tion; suggestion of possible procedure for notifying the
Shereefian Government.
From the Head of the League of Nations and Western Department

of the British Foreign Office to the American First Secretary
of Embassy in Great Britain
Motion adopted by the Committee of Control (text printed)
indicating its position respecting the electricity concession.
From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Efforts of Committee of Control to induce French Resident
General to request U. S. assent to an exceptional derogation of
the principle of public adjudication, in respect of the concession
in question.
To the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Authorization to assent to exceptional derogation if the
Protectorate authorities request it.
From the American Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at

Tangier to the French Resident General in Morocco
Acknowledgment of Resident General's notes expressing the
hope that U. S. Government will withdraw its opposition in the
premises; promise to recommend favorable action, upon receipt
of request in the customary form.

(Footnote: Notification, July 29, of U. S. assent in accordance with instruction No. 635, April 30.)

758

Apr. 2 (599)

758

Apr. 30

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July 13

759

ATTEMPT BY THE TANGIER MIXED TRIBUNAL TO ASSUME JURISDICTION OVER

ALIEN EMPLOYEES OF THE AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC AGENCY

1930 Oct. 8

(551)

759

From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Résumé of incident of two employees of the Diplomatic Agency (British subjects) being cited to appear before the Tangier Mixed Tribunal; notification to the Tangier Administration, based on U. S. position taken in the Scott case (1872), that the employees are under jurisdiction of U. S. Consular Court. Letter to British Consul General at Tangier (text printed) summarizing the situation.

Information that Tangier Administration appears disposed to question position taken by United States in the Scott case, and request for instructions.

MOROCCO ATTEMPT BY THE TANGIER MIXED TRIBUNAL TO ASSUME JURISDICTION OVER

ALIEN EMPLOYEES OF THE AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC AGENCY_Continued

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1931 June 6

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766

To the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Approval of action taken; statement that Department's
position on jurisdiction over alien employees of U. S. Diplo-
matic Agency is set forth in its note of April 5, 1872, to the
British Minister (text printed).
From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier

Exchange of unofficial communications with the British Con-
sul in Charge (texts printed) concerning the British position;
comments on possible eventual policy of the French author-
ities in French Zone.

768

Oct. 2

(652)

NETHERLANDS

ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE NETHERLANDS REGARDING

RECIPROCAL FREE ENTRY PRIVILEGES FOR CONSULAR OFFICERS

1930 Mar. 25

(40)

771

772

June 23

(205)

Aug. 20

774

To the Minister in the Netherlands

Instructions to communicate with the Foreign Office with
a view to arranging for reciprocal free entry privileges for con-
sular officers.
From the Minister in the Netherlands

Note addressed to the Foreign Minister, April 7 (text
printed), in accordance with Department's instructions, and
reply dated June 17 (text printed) indicating Netherlands
acceptance of U. S. proposal with understanding that gold and
silver articles imported by Dutch consular officers will be ex-
empt from excise tax.
To the Netherlands Chargé

Advice that no excise tax is assessed on gold and silver ar-
ticles imported for personal or family use; that Department will
proceed with arrangements for the free importation privileges
in question.
To the Minister in the Netherlands

Instructions to advise Foreign Office of U. S. intentions to
proceed with arrangements as indicated in Department's note
to the Netherlands Chargé.
From the Chargé in the Netherlands

Note of September 19 (text printed) extending free impor-
tation privileges on a reciprocal basis, with assumption that ex-
emption from excise taxes to Dutch consular officers would be
granted.
To the Chargé in the Netherlands

Treasury Department's position that exemption from excise
taxes cannot be included in the free entry privileges, in the
absence of appropriate treaty provisions. * Instructions to
convey this to Netherlands authorities, together with the
understanding that as a matter of practice, however, excise
taxes are not levied on goods imported free of duty by foreign
consular officers.

Aug. 20

(87)

774

775

Sept. 23

(325)

1931 Mar. 19

(151)

777

NETHERLANDS ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE NETHERLANDS REGARDING

RECIPROCAL FREE ENTRY PRIVILEGES FOR CONSULAR OFFICERS--Continued

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Subject

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1931 May 19 (1645)

778

From the Netherlands Legation

Inquiry as to the possibility of concluding a reciprocal
arrangement for exemption of consular officers from the excise
taxes in question.
To the Netherlands Legation

Department's willingness to take up the matter with the
Treasury Department should it develop that consuls of the
Netherlands are required to pay excise taxes.

June 30

778

NICARAGUA

THE

AMERICAN ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING THE DESTRUCTION OF MANAGUA BY

EARTHQUAKE OF March 31, 1931

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781

1931 Mar. 31 To the Chargé in Nicaragua (tel.)

(24) Request for report on earthquake announced in the press. Undated From the Minister in Panama (tel.)

(Rec'd Radio report of Managua's destruction by earthquake. Mar. 31) Information of U. S. naval vessels nearby.

(67) Mar. 31 From President Hoover to the President of Nicaragua (tel.)

Expression of sympathy to the President and people of

Nicaragua.
Mar. 31 To the President of Nicaragua (tel.)

Expression of sympathy.
Mar. 31 To the Nicaraguan Minister for Foreign Affairs (tel.)

Expression of sympathy.
Undated From the Chargé in Nicaragua (tel.)

(Rec'd Information that Legation personnel is safe, but Legation Mar. 31) badly damaged; request for American Red Cross assistance.

(Footnote: Absence of the Minister and his wife in Guatemala City on March 31; their return to Managua on following

morning.)
Mar. 31 To the Chargé in Nicaragua (tel.)
(25) For the Minister: Meeting of representatives of Red Cross,

State, War, and Navy Departments to initiate American relief
measures; decision that Minister should take charge of coor-
dinating measures pending arrival in Managua of Ernest J.
Swift, of the Red Cross; instructions to draw a preliminary

grant of $10,000 by Red Cross.
Mar. 31 From the President of Nicaragua (tel.)

Gratitude for expressions of condolence.
Undated From the Chargé in Nicaragua (tel.)

(Rec'd Report on excellent relief work of Brigade Commander; no
Mar. 31) reported casualties among U. S. civilians.
Undated From the Chargé in Nicaragua (tel.)
(Rec'd Advice that $10,000 will not begin to give adequate relief.
Apr. 1]

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NICARAGUA
AMERICAN AssistaNCE FOLLOWING THE DESTRUCTION OF MANAGUA BY

EARTHQUAKE OF MARCH 31, 1931—Continued

THE

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1931
Undated From the Chargé in Nicaragua (tel.)

(Rec'd Report that Legation is in flames and all archives lost.
Apr. 1]
Undated From the Chargé in Nicaragua (tel.)
[Rec'd Names of three casualties among military personnel.
Apr. 1)
Undated From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

(Rec'd Report on various phases of the emergency situation, includ-
Apr. 2] ing water problem, sanitary work, and evacuation of wounded

to other cities. Apr. 1 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) (27) Information that Mr. Swift will make recommendations

with respect to requirements for relief funds beyond the

$10,000 already advanced by Red Cross. Apr. 1 From the Minister in Honduras (tel.) (56) Advice that Naval Attaché Geyer has been sent to Managua

to assist relief work. Undated From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

(Rec'd Report on coordination of relief activities pending arrival Apr. 1] | of Mr. Swift. Apr. 1 From the President of the Pan American Airways, Inc. (tel.)

Offer of all available aircraft to assist in relief work.
Apr. 1 To the President of the Pan American Airways, Inc. (tel.)

Appreciation of company's fine cooperation.
Apr. 1 Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Latin American

Affairs
Second meeting of representatives of Red Cross, State, War
and Navy Departments at which reports were made of relief

measures already taken.
Apr. 1 From the President of Nicaragua to President Hoover

Gratitude for expressions of sympathy. Apr. 2 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

Report of fires still burning, lack of water and high winds making control difficult; further evacuation of wounded; feeding of refugees; arrangements for vaccination against disease.

Praise for work of Marines and Guardia. Apr. 2 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) (36)

Advice that Marines due to leave Managua on April 3 will

be retained in Nicaragua for the present.
Apr. 2 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)
(42) Information that International General Electric Co. is

sending F. J. Gianotti, its representative at Panama, to Ma-
nagua to tender his expert services in rehabilitation of light and

power facilities.
Apr. 3 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

President Moncada's expression of gratitude to the Red
Cross for its expression of sympathy.

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