The Secretary of State to the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier (Blake)

No. 438

Sir: On July 26, 1927, the Spanish Embassy by formal note raised the question of American recognition of the Spanish protectorate in Morocco.

Hitherto American recognition has been withheld pending an equitable settlement of American claims arising in the Spanish zone and the restoration of law and order in that zone.

The question of American claims was discussed in your despatch No. 246 [256] of November 22, 1921,3 and in your telegram of August 18, 1926, 3 p.m.4 However, in order that the Department may be in a position adequately to discuss the question of American claims in the Spanish zone it is desired that you submit a resume of all such claims up to date with such recommendations as to the procedure to be followed in their examination as you may deem appropriate.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
W. R. Castle, Jr.