File No. 381.81F47/7.

The Secretary of State to the American Minister.

No. 84.]

Sir: The Department has received your despatches, Nos. [etc.] relative to the protection of American semsars in Morocco, and in reply informs you that in the event that a similar case arises in the future, the Department desires appropriate protection extended to American semsars. The Department is also pleased to inform you that it approves the manner in which this case has been handled and desires that you so inform Mr. Macleod, the British Consul at Fez, and to express to that official this Department’s appreciation for the deep interest which he manifested in the case and the able manner in which he handled it.

I am [etc.]

P. C. Knox.