File No. 594/22–23.
Minister Gummeré to the Secretary of State.
Tangier , March 5, 1908 .
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of instruction No. 133, of February 6, 1908, regarding the wish of the Gospel Union Mission to rent a house in the native quarter of Mequinez, inclosing copy of a letter addressed by the department to the Rev. George S. Fisher, president of the mission, and further directing me to again address the shereefian government, inquiring as to the nature of the shereefian orders given to the basha in November, 1906, asking explanation of their nonenforcement and demanding assurances that they will be carried out as soon as possible.
In pursuance with the said instruction I have addressed a letter to Sid Abdelkrim Ben Sliman, the grand vizier, a copy of which is herewith inclosed, setting forth the matter briefly and requesting that he will inform me as to the nature of the shereefian orders given to the basha of Mequinez in November, 1906, and an explanation of their nonenforcement and also demanding assurances that they will be carried out as soon as possible.
I am, etc.,