852.2221/190: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Barcelona (Perkins)

Your despatch 180.32 Department advised by Embassy April 11, 1934 that persons entering Spanish Army required under circular order of May 6, 1931, of the Minister of War to promise fidelity to flag. This promise is regarded as oath of allegiance within meaning first paragraph Section 2 Act of March 2, 1907. In absence of evidence to the contrary, it must be assumed that promise was administered [Page 476] by Spanish officer charged with that duty. Should it be definitely ascertained that promise was not administered protection should not be extended to citizen who entered army without first presenting to Department facts regarding entry and conditions under which request for protection is made.

  1. January 8, p. 469.