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

No. 1173

Sir: The Department transmits herewith for your information a copy of despatch No. 983 of November 18, 1935, received from the American Consul at Beirut, Syria, with reference to customs privileges for American educational and philanthropic institutions in Syria and the Lebanon.

With reference to the Department’s instruction No. 1001 of August 6, 1935, and to your despatches No. 2261 of October 26, 1935 and No. 2301 of November 9, 1935,21 you are requested to bring again to the [Page 475]attention of the appropriate authorities of the Foreign Office the matter of customs immunity for American institutions in Syria with a view to obtaining a final reply to your previous representations on the subject and an early settlement of this question.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
R. Walton Moore
  1. Despatch No. 2261 not printed.↩