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MOROCCO ATTEMPT BY THE TANGIER MIXED TRIBUNAL TO ASSUME JURISDICTION OVER

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June 6 To the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier
(641) 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).
Oct. 2 | From the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier
(652) 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.

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RECIPROCAL FREE ENTRY PRIVILEGES FOR CONSULAR OFFICERS

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1930 Mar. 25 To the Minister in the Netherlands (40) Instructions to communicate with the Foreign Office with

a view to arranging for reciprocal free entry privileges for con

sular officers.
June 23 From the Minister in the Netherlands
(205) 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, Aug. 20 To the Netherlands Chargé

Advice that no excise tax is assessed on gold and silver articles imported for personal or family use; that Department will proceed with arrangements for the free importation privileges

in question. Aug. 20 To the Minister in the Netherlands (87) Instructions to advise Foreign Office of U. S. intentions to

proceed with arrangements as indicated in Department's note

to the Netherlands Chargé. Sept. 23 From the Chargé in the Netherlands (325)

Note of September 19 (text printed) extending free importation privileges on a reciprocal basis, with assumption that exemption from excise taxes to Dutch consular officers would be

granted.
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Mar. 19 To the Chargé in the Netherlands
(151) 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.

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1931 May 19 From the Netherlands Legation (1645) Inquiry as to the possibility of concluding a reciprocal

arrangement for exemption of consular officers from the excise

taxes in question.
June 30 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.

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AMERICAN ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING THE DESTRUCTION OF MANAGUA BY THE

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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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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, includApr. 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.)

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)

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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1931 Apr. 3 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

Arrival of Mr. Swift; appointment of central and local relief

committees; comments on general situation. Apr. 4 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

Assertion that reports of bandit activity connected with the

catastrophe are totally unfounded. Apr. 4 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

Expression of gratitude from the city of Granada for assist

ance of American forces in the disaster. Apr. 4 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

Information that airplanes of the Pan American Airways have rendered great service in evacuating American families

to Corinto for embarkation. Apr. 4 4 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

Continued exodus from Managua; reports of favorable progress in various phases of relief, and turning of attention

toward problem of restoring normal conditions. Apr. 5 5 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

Outline of relief organization, including specific responsibilities and activities of the various committees, the Marines,

the Guardia, and other groups.
Apr. 5 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

Appreciation for action of Commanding General, Canal
Zone, in issuing Army subsistence stores without charge to
Navy transport for Nicaraguan relief, as supplies were urgently

needed without delay.
Undated From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)
[Rec'd Commendation from Major Mitchell, commanding aircraft
Apr. 6]

forces of Marine Brigade, for cooperation of Pan American
Airways planes, mentioning specially the splendid work of cer-

tain individuals.
Undated from the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)
(Rec'd Report of work of the committee in charge of sanitation of
Apr. 6] Managua.
Apr. 6 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

Progress in restoring water system, organizing food distribu

tion, providing shelter before the rainy season, and fire control. Apr. 6 From the Nicaraguan Minister

Expression of gratitude to the United States, including
President Hoover, Departments of State, War, and Navy,

and American Red Cross.
Apr. 7 To the President of the Pan American Airways, Inc.

Transmittal of texts of the telegrams of April 4 and 6 from the Minister in Nicaragua concerning the great assistance rendered by Pan American Airways; expression also of Department's appreciation.

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1931 Undated From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

[Rec'd Information that relief measures continue satisfactorily and Apr. 7] that efforts of Central Relief Committee are being concentrated

on restoring normal living and commercial conditions. Apr. 10 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) (1) Advice that President Moncada and certain Government

offices will remain in Managua, while remaining offices will be

established temporarily in Masaya. Apr. 10 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) (2) Debt of gratitude owed to Will Rogers by entire community

for his visit, which brought cheer and hope to everyone.
Apr. 10 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)
(3) For the Red Cross from Swift: Belief that $100,000 is a

reasonable contribution for the Red Cross, in view of abnormal
difficulties of the situation, particularly the urgent need for

providing employment and shelter.
Apr. 10 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)
(4) Hope that Department will support and stimulate efforts

to obtain financial assistance for Central Relief Committee and
Government of Nicaragua, because of urgent need for employ-

ment and reconstruction.
Apr. 11 To the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)
(69) Message for Swift from McClintock of the American Red

Cross (text printed) authorizing expenditure of $100,000 as

requested. Apr. 14

From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)
(10) Telegram sent to U. S. Legations in Central America (text

printed) declaring that reports concerning many persons having
been killed for looting after the earthquake are grossly exag-

gerated.
Apr. 15 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)
(16) Message for McClintock expressing appreciation for the

relief work done by Swift. Apr. 15 From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.) (21) Expression of admiration for wonderful work performed by

U. S. military organizations in Nicaragua and by the Guardia

Nacional, with special mention of various individuals. May 13 From the British Ambassador (160) Appreciation of British Government for assistance of U. S.

Marines in protecting lives and property of British subjects.
June 18 From the Minister in Nicaragua
(404) Communication to President Moncada, June 11 (text

printed), concerning work of Central Relief Committee of the
American Red Cross and its plans for the near future; Mon-
cada's reply, June 18 (text printed), setting forth his gratitude
for relief work being done by American Red Cross, and con-
taining message of appreciation to Government of the United
States.

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