File No. 763.72115/3293
The Attorney General ( Gregory) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 23.]
Dear Mr. Secretary: For your information I herewith enclose copy of a letter written to me by the French Ambassador on March 18 and of my reply thereto bearing date March 22.
I also enclose one of the alien registration cards we are using. You will note the changes which the Ambassador suggested, appearing [Page 207]on pages 2, 3 and 4.1 You will also observe that I have agreed to the change suggested on page 2 of the card, though it will put my representatives to a great deal of trouble and will cause the expenditure of considerable Government funds.
Card not printed. In the sentence on p. 2 reading: “An alien enemy required to register shall not, after the date fixed for his registration and the issuance to him of a registration card, be found within the limits of the United States, its territories or possessions without having his registration card on his person under liability, among other penalties, to arrest and detention for the period of the war,” the words “Any one” to be substituted for “An alien enemy.”
Following the certificate on p. 3 stating that the registrant is “a person required by law to register under the proclamation of the President of the United States, dated November 16, 1917,” the words “being a French Alsatian-Lorrainer” to be added.
In the note on p. 4 reading: “The issuance of this registration card does not relieve the registrant from full compliance with any and all laws and regulations now existing or hereafter made concerning the conduct of alien enemies,” the words “said registrant” to be substituted for “alien enemies.”↩
- Supplement 1, vol. I, p. 12.↩