881.844/2

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

No. 469

Sir: The Department acknowledges the receipt of your despatch No. 271 of February 18, 1928, regarding the request by the French Resident General for the consent of this Government to the increase of the pilotage dues at Casablanca.

The Department perceives no objection to the increase to the Pilotage dues at Casablanca, and it is suggested that you may convey to the French Resident General the consent of this Government to the increase of dues when the taxes collected upon American vessels up to the date on which the consent of this Government is sent to the French Resident General have been refunded.

You will, of course, give the consent of this Government with the usual reservations as to the jurisdiction of the American Consular Court over infractions of this regulation committed by American nationals or ressortissants and as to the date upon which the regulation will become effective as to American nationals and protégés.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Nelson Trusler Johnson