File No. 7431/6.
Minister Gummeré to the Secretary of State.
Tangier , February 7, 1908 .
Sir: I have the honor to confirm that part of my telegram of February 7, 1908,a regarding the release of Kaid Sir Harry Maclean and his arrival at Tangier. For some days it has been reported that his release was imminent and Sid El Hadj Mohamed Ben Arby Torres, the Sultan’s delegate, informed me that the prisoners, whose release Raisuli demanded as part of his terms, had arrived here and were ready to be exchanged. These men, with the money demanded, were taken to the place of exchange by the British Consular Agent at Alcazar Kebir and the release finally effected yesterday, Kaid Maclean arriving at Tangier at about half past 11 last night. It is currently reported that in exchange for the release of Kaid Maclean, Raisuli has been given British protection and the sum of £20,000, of which £5,000 was handed over to him, together with his own men, who had been imprisoned, and the remaining £15,000 has been deposited to his credit in bank, the interest thereon to be paid to him during his good behavior, on which also his protection is conditioned.
I am, etc.,
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