381.8121—El Mamoon, Allal Ben

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

No. 2027

Sir: In reply to your Instruction No. 304 of May 26th last, (File No. 381.8121 El 6/), I have the honor to report that the French Government does not contemplate making any amends to the American protégé, Allal Ben El Mamoon, for his long detention.

As I was informed that his sentence had been remitted out of friendship for our government, and did not imply any acquiescence in our point of view, I fear any effort to obtain an indemnity will involve us in an endless exchange of notes.

I have [etc.]

Myron T. Herrick