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

No. 1767

Sir: In confirmation of my telegram No. 305 of April 6, 4 p.m., 1935,64 I have the honor to report that on that date a Secretary of the Embassy personally delivered at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs a note stating that the Government of the United States does not feel that it could usefully negotiate on the proposals (as outlined in the French memorandum and appendix, copies of which were transmitted to the Department as enclosures to my despatch No. 1529 of January 16) regarding the contemplated modification of the present customs regime in Morocco and formally protesting against the institution of the proposed modifications.

A copy of the Embassy’s note,64 which as nearly as possible adheres to the text of the Department’s telegraphic instruction No. 92 of March 16, 3 p.m., is attached hereto.

Respectfully yours,

For the Ambassador:
Theodore Marriner

Counselor of Embassy
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