Mr. Gummeré to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. Gummeré thanks the Department and expresses his gratification at its commendation of his action. He reports that the British man-of-war left Tangier on the 25th and that the British minister has gone away on a long leave of absence. The Moorish minister for foreign affairs called upon the consul-general on the 25th and congratulated him on the withdrawal of the American fleet. Mr. Gummeré states that on the 25th the British note was sent to court and recommends that if the United States is to forward a formal communication to the Sultan it be presented by the vice-consul-general who is still at court. Otherwise, the vice-consul-general will be recalled.

He adds that the South Atlantic Squadron will leave on the 27th.)