381.8121—El Mamoon, Allal Ben

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Herrick)

No. 304

Sir: The Department acknowledges the receipt of your despatch No. 1656 of March 30, 1922,25 in which, with reference to previous correspondence concerning Allal Ben El Mamoon, an American protégé serving a term of three years’ imprisonment pursuant to the sentence of a French court martial in Morocco on May 20, 1920, you transmit a copy and translation of a note25 from the French Foreign Office informing you that by a decree of March 18, 1922, the President of the French Republic granted to Allal Ben El Mamoon the remission of the sentence which remained to be served and that the Resident General of the Republic in Morocco was immediately advised of the President’s decision and invited to release the prisoner.

You are instructed to express to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, orally, the gratification of this Government at the action of the [Page 746] President of the French Republic and to state that this Government would be pleased to be informed whether the French Government contemplates offering to the American protégé any amends for his long detention.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
William Phillips
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