This is the letter that validated the Moorish Subjects who lost their Nationality by straying after a foreign government]
NOW WHO ELSE LOST THEIR NATIONALITY BESIDE THE SO CALLED NEGRO PEOPLE ?HMMM?
Mr. Philip, charge d’affaires, to Mr. Root, Secretary of State, August
Tangier, August 3, 1906.
There are, strictly speaking, no Moroccan laws relating to citizenship of Moorish subjects in Morocco. The fundamental laws of this non-Christian country are based entirely upon the Islamitic code, no part of which treats of of the subject of citizenship.
There are, however, numerous treaties and conventions between the
various Christian countries and the Moorish Empire, by means of
which citizenship in this country is defined; but, as I understand,
from the above-acknowledged instructions, that it is not the desire
of the Department to call for a report upon such lines, I will therefore confine these remarks to general conditions existing, which may possibly be of some use in connection with the information desired.
(1) Citizenship in Morocco may be said to be governed by the laws
pertaining to the same in other countries, with the exception that all
persons residing in Morocco who. can not prove foreign citizenship
or protection are considered ipso jure as Moorish subjects.
(2 and 3) Moorish subjects lost their
(NEGROS, BLACKS, AFRICAN AMERICANS, INDIANS) nationality only by becoming
naturalized in, or protected by, another country having treaty relations with the Moorish Empire.
It was established by the Convention of Madrid, concluded July 3,
1880, as follows:
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