No. 27.
Mr. Mathews to Mr. Fish.

No. 122.]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith the translation of a letter addressed to me by the Moorish minister of foreign affairs, (inclosure No. 1,) in which he announces to me that the son of the late Emperor, Mulay Hassan, has been proclaimed Sultan of Morocco, and that His Majesty has been pleased to retain him in his cabinet, holding the same position as he held under the late Sultan.

I have, &c.,


Mohamed Bargash to Mr. Mathews.

Praise be to God!

To our dear friend the intelligent gentleman and protector, the representative of America, Felix A. Mathews, esq.:

We always inquire for your health and pray to God for your welfare.

You are aware that when His late Majesty Sidi Mohamed died, and whom God may have in his glory, his ministers and members of his council met and proclaimed for Emperor His Majesty Mulay Hassan, whom God may assist and exalt on his throne.

His Majesty is now proclaimed and has been well received at Rabat, where His Majesty and his court are now sojourning.

The reason that I did not communicate this to you before has been that I did not see His Majesty until lately.

His Majesty has been graciously pleased to confirm me in the position I have had the honor to hold for his father, and which I now communicate to you for your information and government, and as I know you as a loyal friend, I have no doubt you will rejoice at my continuing in office as hitherto, as we always do rejoice in your friendship and acquaintance, and peace.

P. S.—The Sultan is about leaving Rabat for Mequinez, to settle his affairs. May God assist him.