The Counselor of the Belgian Embassy (Gruben) to the Chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs (Murray)
Dear Mr. Murray: With reference to our recent conversation, I have the honor to send you herewith, for your personal information, a memorandum setting forth the legal argumentation by which the [Page 870]Belgian Government claims that the customs régime of Morocco cannot be modified without its approval.
This memorandum develops the considerations mentioned in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of page 2 of the letter addressed by the Belgian Ambassador to the Honorable the Secretary of State on the subject, under date of February 7th 1938.
I remain [etc.]
- Malloy, Treaties, 1776–1909, vol. i, p. 1220, or 22 Stat. 817.↩
- Articles 141–146, Foreign Relations, The Paris Peace Conference, 1919, vol. xiii, pp. 292–295.↩
- For reports of the proceedings of the Algeciras Conference, see Algeciras, International Conference on Moroccan Affairs, 1906, Conference international d’Algeciras (Madrid, 1906?); or France, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Documents Diplomatiques 1906, Affaires du Maroc: Protocoles et Comptes Rendus dela Conférence d’Algtéiras (Paris, 1906).↩
- Belgian delegate to the Algeciras Conference.↩