File No. 2151/71.

Minister Gummeré to the Secretary of State.

No. 267.]

Sir: Referring to my No. 259 of September 4, 1907, I have the honor to report that the minister of war, having also written to the dean of the diplomatic corps to inform him of the institution of a temporary police for the protection of Tangier and its environs, the corps has instructed their dean to write to the said minister and inform him that they thoroughly approve of his wise action in establishing the said police, and engaging to counsel their protégés to perform the obligations belonging thereto and undertaken in the interest of all. Except protégés under articles 2 and 16 of the convention of Madrid. That they also approve of his action in entrusting the payment, etc., of the said police to Captain Fournie of the French military mission at Tangier.

I am, etc.,

S. R. Gummeré.