381.81/320a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Acting American Representative to the French Committee of National Liberation at Algiers (Chapin)

470. Reference Casablanca’s telegram no. 32, February 4, 5 p.m. Please submit a full report at once, on reported action of Combined Food Committee at Algiers in insisting that French authorities requisition entire olive crop of persons under American protection in French Morocco. The Department would take a serious view of any attempt to infringe the treaty rights of American ressortissants in Morocco. The Department has emphasized repeatedly that no decrees promulgated in Morocco are applicable to American protégés until this Government’s consent is conveyed to the Resident General.

Repeat to Casablanca.