781.003/147

The French Chargé (Truelle) to the Secretary of State

[Translation]

Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to transmit herewith to Your Excellency a copy of the text of the treaty which was signed at Paris on July 18, 1938, between the French Government and the British Government concerning commercial relations between the French and Tangier zones of the Sherifian Empire and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

On April 26, 1927 [August 26, 1937],45 the Chargé d’Affaires of France, Mr. Jules Henry, had the honor to advise Your Excellency that the French Government and the British Government had signed at London a convention concerning the abolition of the rights and privileges of a capitulary nature enjoyed by Great Britain in Morocco and expressed to you the desire to conclude a similar agreement with the American Government.

Under these circumstances, the French Government has instructed me to confirm to Your Excellency the interest which it would attach to concluding with the Government of the United States two agreements similar to those which it has signed with the British Government: [Page 885]the former contemplating the abolition of the rights and privileges of a capitulary nature enjoyed by the United States in Morocco, and the second concerning commercial relations between the French and Tangier zones of the Sherifian Empire and the Government of the United States. I am at Your Excellency’s disposition as to supplying any supplementary explanations that you may desire to obtain regarding these texts.

Please accept [etc.]

Jacques Truelle