The Chargé in France (Murphy) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 9.]
Sir: I have the honor to transmit copies and a translation of a note dated March 17, 1940, which has been received from the Sous-Direction d’Afrique-Levant of the Foreign Office in acknowledgment of protests filed by the Embassy, at the instance of the Department, on February 5 and 8, respectively, following the introduction into Syria and also in the French Colonies and Mandated Territories in Africa of measures of control and restriction considered to be in contravention of American treaty rights.
There are also enclosed, for the completion of the Department’s files, copies of the Embassy’s note to the Foreign Office of February 5,47 based upon the Department’s telegram No. 89 of February 3, and of the aide-mémoire left with the appropriate official in the Sous-Direction de l’Afrique-Levant on February 8,48 following along the lines of the Department’s airmail instruction No. 1929 of January 25, 1940.