781.003/9–544

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

No. 2324

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s instruction No. 246 of August 16, 1944, commenting upon the note dated June 28, 1944, addressed by the Legation to the French Resident General following the Department’s instruction No. 166 of March 24, 1944, setting forth the conditions under which wartime restrictions, which had been introduced into French Morocco as a result of joint action of the American and French authorities in North Africa, are recognized as applicable to American ressortissants.

In pursuance of the Department’s directions the Legation, under date of September 5, 1944, has addressed a further note to the French [Page 524]Resident General, a copy of which is enclosed, specifying the particular wartime measures to which reference was made in its note of June 28, 1944, above mentioned.

Respectfully yours,

J. Rives Childs
[Enclosure]

The American Chargé at Tangier (Childs) to the French Resident General in Morocco (Puaux)

Mr. Resident General: In further reference to the note which I had the honor to address to Your Excellency under date of June 28, 1944, setting forth the conditions under which my Government recognized as exceptionally and temporarily applicable to American ressortissants, wartime restrictions which have been introduced into French Morocco as a result of joint action by the American and French authorities in North Africa, I now have the honor to add that the measures to which reference was made, as being in force at the date of that note, are specified as concerning the following matters:

1.
Exit visas required of American nationals on their departure from the French Zone of Morocco;
2.
Measures relative to the control of exchange and currency;
3.
The requisition of crops of olives and of wheat (froment).

Please accept [etc.]

J. Rives Childs