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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa

Ethiopia,   pp. 679-717 PDF (13.5 MB)

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There is transmitted as an enclosure a list of these Americans 21 as
supplied by Mr. Duff. They are believed to be the only Americans
now in Ethiopia.
  The chief difficulty being experienced by the missionaries is that
their property is being taken over by the Italians, but in each case
a fair price is being paid, usually the first figure asked by the mission
itself. Thus the missionaries are being slowly pushed from the coun-
try, and Mr. Duff predicts that within- one year all the Americans
will probably have left. Five of the Americans mentioned above
have planned to leave the country on or about December 10, 1937, and
it is presumed that they have now departed. Most of the mission-
aries upon leaving will go into the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan or Kenya
Colony. The missionaries have, of course, been disheartened because
their activities in the interior have been completely stopped, as no
civilians are now allowed to reside outside the cities. These regula-
tions, of course, apply to all civilians, and the missionaries have made
zo complaints to the authorities.
  Respectfully yours,                           C. B. CHIPERFIEID
  '1Not printed.

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