The Secretary of State to the Chargé in France ( Armour )
Sir: The Department has received your despatches No. 9793 of August 27, 192959 and No. 9819 of September 6, 1929, with regard to the customs immunity of American philanthropic and educational institutions in Syria and the Lebanon.
In view of the fact that the Foreign Office Note of August 22, 1929,60 enclosed with the despatch first mentioned above, fails to give consideration to the proposal submitted to the French High Commission in Beirut by Mr. Knabenshue on August 30, 1928, the Department [Page 273] would be glad to have you take opportunity again to express to the Foreign Office the hope that it may be found possible to give further study to Mr. Knabenshue’s proposal.
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