The Acting Secretary of State to the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier ( Blake )
5. Referring to telegram No. 60 of August 15, 1 p.m., from the Ambassador in Spain to the Department concerning Spanish control of the Tangier Zone.
Please report by wire such cases as involve Spanish sphere of influence, settlement of which should be required by this Government before recognizing the Spanish protectorate in that area as it exists now.8 Also a brief statement of such further safeguards as, in your judgment, should be prerequisites to recognition.
It should not be divulged that Spain has approached this Government.