File No. 2151/293.

The Secretary of State to the Spanish Minister.

My Dear Mr. Minister: I beg to advise you, in confirmation of the assurance orally given you on the 17th instant, that, in view of the statements made in your memorandum of the same date, which you left at the department, telegraphic instructions were sent on the 17th instant to the American minister at Tangier directing him to inform th dean of the diplomatic corps that the Government of the United States accepted the assurances given by Mulai Hafid and acquiesced in the concurrent notification of his recognition as Sultan.

I am, my dear Mr. Minister, very sincerely yours,

Elihu Root.