File No. 2151/293.
Memorandum from the Spanish Legation.
Washington, December 17, 1908.
The Governments signatory to the act of Algeciras have received the letter of the 4th of Ramadan, 1326, which Mulai Hafid sent them through the dean of the diplomatic corps at Tangier in reply to their communication of November 18. The Governments of the countries represented in Morocco have received that reply with satisfaction. They have found in it evidence that the conditions they had formulated in their note of November 18 in the interest of the relations of friendship and confidence they wish to maintain with the sovereign authority of the Shereefian Empire meet Mulai Hafid’s sentiments exactly. In consequence the powers signatory to the act of Algeciras have decided to recognize Mulai Hafid as the lawful Sultan of Morocco [Page 655] and have charged the dean of the diplomatic corps at Tangier to notify this recognition to the representative of His Majesty the Sultan in the said city.