The Ambassador in France ( Herrick ) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 19—4:20 p.m.]
523. Department’s 445, December 7, 5 p.m. complied with immediately upon receipt. The Tangier convention was signed yesterday by the French, British and Spanish delegates. The Spanish delegate however signed ad referendum to permit his Government to study the text. I am transmitting by next pouch the draft of convention.
Foreign Office informs me that the construction of the port of Tangier will be put up to public tender in conformity with the terms of the Act of Algeciras. The port will eventually be administered by the International Company hence Foreign Office states that if it should be desired it will doubtless be possible to arrange for American participation therein.