The British Ambassador (Howard) to the Secretary of State

No. 574

Sir: I have the honour to inform you with reference to previous correspondence respecting the Tangier Convention of December 18th, 1923, that His Majesty’s Government have agreed with the French and Spanish Governments that, in order to put an end to the state of uncertainty existing in the international zone of Tangier, the new Statute of Tangier should go into force today, June 1st.

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I venture to express the hope that the United States Government, whose objections to adhering to the Tangier Convention, as expressed in Mr. Hughes’ note of December 20th, do not appear to be of a fundamental character, will agree as to the necessity of establishing a settled regime in Tangier without further delay.

I have [etc.]

Esme Howard