381.8121—Mamoon, Allal Ben El

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

No. 2745

Sir: In accordance with your Instruction No. 457 of October 17th last, (File No. 381.8121), a Note was sent to the Foreign Office on November 3rd relative to the indemnity of the American protégé, Allal Ben El Mamoon. I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy and translation of the reply from the Foreign Office dated December 23rd,28 in which the French Government maintains its point of view that the original condemnation of Allal Ben El Mamoon was perfectly in order, that his pardon was granted by the President of the French Republic merely as an act of courtesy to our Government, and that the Moroccan Government, under these circumstances, could not possibly consider granting Allal Ben El Mamoon an indemnity.

I have [etc.]

For the Ambassador:
Sheldon Whitehouse

Counselor of Embassy
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