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NINTH ANNUAL REPORT.
representatives of Her Majesty's Government will propose such, remedial measures as will effectually ensure the security and welfare of the Jews (numbering nearly 300,000) who reside in the Moorish dominions.
We have the honour to be, my Lord,
Your Lordship's obedient Servants,
John Simon,
Vice-President of the Anglo-Jewish Association.
J. M. Montefiore,
President of the London Committee of Deputies of the Uritish Jews.
Iii introducing the deputation, Mr. Serjeant Simon, M.P., spoke as follows:—
" My Lord, I have been requested to introduce to your Lordship a deputation from the Board of Deputies and the Anglo-Jewish Association, and our object is to ask, through your Lordship, Her Majesty's intervention at the Congress now sitting at Madrid, on behalf of the Jews of Morocco, and, in fact, of the whole non-Mahomedan population of that Empire who have hitherto enjoyed consular protection. The system of protection no doubt your Lordship is aware is of long standing, and indeed goes back as far as the twelfth century, when the settlers from the southern countries of Europe took their place upon the coasts of Morocco. In their establishment there, Consuls were appointed who watched over the subjects of the different countries to which they belonged. According to international law, the households of the representatives of those countries would be entitled to protection through the Consuls. In consequence of commotions in the interior, their condition was considerably disturbed, and at length there was no regular consular protection for two or three centuries. But on looking back to the treaties on the subject, I iind that, as by the Treaty of 1767 between France and Morocco, in the case of French and other subjects, so by the Treaties of 1856 with
England, not only were British subjects trading there placed under consular protection, but by special reservations, as your Lordship will find, on referring to the general treaty itself, in Clauses 14, 17 and 20, express provision was made for the sub-
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