The Secretary of State to Minister Gummeré.

No. 19.]

Sir: Referring to your No. 25 of June 5 last, I inclose herewith translations of notes from the French and German ambassadors, transmitting copies of the Franco-German understanding reached at Paris on September 28, 1905, regarding the conference to be held at Algeciras to consider Moroccan affairs.

In reply to these notes I stated to the ambassadors that the Government of the United States is ready to take part in the conference and agrees to Algeciras as the place at which it should be held.

The President desires you to hold yourself in readiness to attend the conference on the part of the United States when a date is fixed for its meeting.

I am, etc.,

Elihu Root.