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not in accordance with, the terms of the 44th Clause of the Berlin Treaty. The recent law also declares the qualification â– of those who are entitled to petition for their emancipation, and therein still adheres to the old doctrine that the Jews of Roumania, although born and resident within the country, are aliens, because they are Jews.
We would point out to your Lordship that, excepting the pro forma repeal of Article 7 of the Roumanian Constitution, none of the oppressive and restrictive laws against the Jews have been abrogated, and that such repeal, in consequence of the stringent limitation of the qualification entitling to emancipation, is more specious than real, and also that the commercial restrictions affecting Jews of foreign nationality still remain unchanged and unaltered.
Under these circumstances we beg leave to urge the claims of our Roumanian co-religionists on your Lordship, trusting that, with the high sense of justice for which your Lordship is well known, your Lordship will do all that can be done to defeat the specious action with which the Roumanians are endeavouring to impose upon Europe that they have fulfilled the conditions of the Berlin Treaty, and have thus become entitled to full recognition as an independent State.
We have the honour to remain,
Your Lordship's most obedient and most humble Servants,
J. M. Montefiore, President of the Board of Deputies.
H. de Worms,
President of the Anglo-Jewish Association.
The Most Hon. the
Marquis of Salisbury, K.Gr.,
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs."
In reply to this memorial the following letter was received:—
Foreign Office,
November 26th, 1879,
" Gentlemen,
I am directed by the Marquis of Salisbury to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 11th inst., calling attention to the nature of the provisions adopted by the
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