The Secretary of State to the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier (Blake)
9. Department mail instruction 438, October 18. Please expedite.
The Department has suggested to the Spanish Embassy here that the claims be examined by a Commission consisting of you and the Spanish Consul General at Tangier and that you draw up a joint report of findings and recommendations to be submitted to the two Governments. Upon receipt of a reply from the Spanish Embassy telegraphic instructions will be addressed to you.