File No. 5719/2.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Gummeré.

No. 93.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 185, of the 15th ultimo, inclosing copies of two notes from the Sultan’s representative at Tangier concerning measures proposed by the Moorish Government for the creation of a guard to preserve the peace in and about that city, and giving the substance of the collective reply of the diplomatic corps, embodying its objection to the plan.

The action of the diplomatic body in this regard appears to have been entirely proper and within international law and conventional right.

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.