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The Sultan, lie observes, is more ready to listen to diplomatic representations, made to him 011 behalf of oppressed Jews, than to demands based on strained interpretations of the Madrid Convention regarding proteges. The abolition of Consular Protection might affect the private interests of a few Jewish merchants, but it would immensely strengthen the action of the foreign Representatives .when put in motion for the advantage of the whole body of the 800,000 Maroquin Jews or for some special Jewish community.
I am to enclose a separate memorandum containing Sir W. K. Green s replies and observations on some of the principal disabilities which, it has been stated, affect the Jews in Morocco; and I am to state, in conclusion, that the subject is receiving the careful attention of Her Majesty's Government.
I am, Sir,
Your most obedient, humble servant,
T. V. Lister.
F. D. Mocatta, Esq.,
100, Sutherland Avenue.
An Abduction Case at Tangier.-—A telegram from Tangier was received at the Office of the Association on the 25th February, stating that a boy, fifteen years old, who had been brought up as a Jew (he being the illegitimate son of a Jewish father and a Roman Catholic mother), had been forcibly removed by Spaniards from the custody of a lady who is a British subject. The Anglo-Jewish Association was intreated to intervene in order to obtain the liberation of the boy. In the meantime the matter was brought by Sir John Simon, in the House of Commons, to the notice of Her Majesty's Government. The Under-Secretary of State having promised to make the necessary inquiries into the facts under notice, Sir John Simon, M.P., received from the Foreign Office a letter, of which the following is a copy:—
Sin,
Foreign Office, April 13i!A, 1888.
With reference to your letter of the 28th of February, and to the question asked by you in Parliament respecting the case of the widow Attias, I am directed by the Marquis of Salisbury to acquaint you that a despatch upon the
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