740.0011 European War 1939/25663: Telegram

The Chargé at Tangier (Childs) to the Secretary of State

617. The Legation is receiving increasing visits from influential Moors who express astonishment and regret the Sultan and the Moorish people have not been mentioned in any American communication regarding the motives for the landing of American forces in Morocco or American territorial guarantees. They assert American prestige is high in their circles but by this circumstance runs risk of diminishing. While the Legation is not prepared to suggest that a gesture be made to the Sultan direct because of the possible adverse effect thereof on the French it would appreciate knowing if this possibly has been done.