The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Spain (Hammond)

No. 91

Sir: The Department has received your despatch No. 157, of September 14, 1926, transmitting a note, dated September 7, 1926, from [Page 742] the Spanish Secretary of State, relative to the invitation of the Spanish Government to the governments signatory to the Act of Algeciras to participate in a conference for the determination of the future status of Tangier.

Unless you have already made acknowledgment of this note, the Department desires that you do so upon receipt of this instruction and that you inform the Spanish Government that this Government will view with friendly interest the outcome of the conversations referred to in the Spanish note of September 7, 1926, and that its policy continues to be that set forth in the Department’s telegrams No. 40, August 25, 6 p.m., and No. 44, August 31, 6 p.m.

I am [etc.]

Frank B. Kellogg