The Ambassador in Spain ( Hammond ) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 30.]
Sir: With reference to my telegram No. 60 of the 15th instant, reporting my conversation with the Spanish Minister of State regarding Spain’s aspirations in the International Zone of Tangier, I have the honor to enclose a copy, with translation, of a memorandum on the subject sent me by Mr. Yanguas, which reached me this morning.
As this memorandum appeared to be much less comprehensive than that which I had made of the Minister’s remarks on the 14th, I immediately sent a secretary of the Embassy to confer with Mr. Yanguas’ private secretary. The latter was shown the notes of the conversation upon which my telegram under reference was based, and the omissions apparent in the Minister’s memorandum were pointed out to him. He replied that my version of Mr. Yanguas’ remarks was correct beyond doubt, and gave it as his opinion that there was no reason to modify the report I had made thereof to the Department.
The absence in the memorandum of any reference to the mandate proposal he explained as due to the desire of Spain to put forward first her proposal for the incorporation of Tangier in the Spanish Zone.
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