881.00/1047: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Morocco (Murphy)

5. Your 7, May 31, 10 a.m. You are instructed to attend the meeting of the Sanitary Council but to take no active part in its proceedings beyond entering fullest reservations of the rights of the United States pending receipt of further instructions from the Department. Full instructions will be sent to you as soon as the Department has had opportunity to consider the matter further.

Taxes and acts of the Shereefian Government which might affect American citizens and protégés and to which the United States has not given its specific consent will not be regarded by this Government as applicable to American citizens and protégés except upon formal request by the Shereefian authorities through the diplomatic channel and upon the formally expressed approval of the Department.