File No. 881.00/633

The Secretary of State to the French Ambassador

No. 1977

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of January 19, referring to the Department’s note of January 11 [15], recognizing the French Protectorate over the French Zone of Morocco, and requesting that this recognition be changed to a recognition of a French Protectorate over Morocco.

I have now the honor to inform you that the Government of the United States has concluded to recognize, and hereby formally recognizes (subject to my informal note of January 2, 1917, on this matter) the Protectorate of France over Morocco subject to the special rights and privileges of Spain in Morocco.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing