No. 388.
Mr. Evarts to Mr. Mathews.

No. 132.]

Sir: I transmit herewith a copy of a letter dated the 15th ultimo, addressed to this Department, by Mr. Meyer S. Isaacs, president, and S. Wolf, vice-president of the board of delegates of American Israelites, New York, requesting that you be instructed to inquire into the condition of the Jews in that empire, and to consult for the amelioration of their status. I also inclose a copy of the reply thereto of the Department, by [Page 686] which you will perceive that Mr. Isaacs has been informed that, in view of the fact that the informal friendly offices of the United States have, on similar occasions, been exercised with good results, through their representatives abroad, you would be authorized to act in the sense of his request.

You are consequently requested to take such steps toward the accomplishment of the end desired as may be consistent with your international obligations, and the efficiency of your official relations with the Government of Morocco.

I am, &c.,