to Mr. Fairchild.
Washington, November 12, 1880.
Sir: The accompanying copy of a letter from Mr. Adolphe L. Sanger, the secretary of the board of delegates on civil and religions rights of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, will explain the circumstances under which this Department has instructed Mr. Mathews, the United States consul at Tangier, to extend all proper countenance and support to Mr. Levi A. Cohen, as the accredited agent of that board to watch over the interests of Hebrews in Morocco, and to present to the consulate authentic facts in relation to wrongs done them.
Mr. Mathews’s instructions, requiring the communication to you of all that he may trustworthily learn respecting the ill-treatment of Jews in Morocco, will cover the transmission to the legation of such facts as he may obtain from Mr. Cohen.
I am, sir, &c.,