The Ambassador in Spain (Laughlin) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 4.]
Sir: I have the honor to report that pursuant to the instructions contained in your No. 85 of August 26th, last,18 I took up yesterday [Page 599] with Señor Barcenas at the Ministry of State in Madrid the matter of the contemplated grant by the Tangier Administration of an electric light and power concession in that region.
As I had been instructed to discuss the matter informally I repeated the substance of your Instruction and read to him the enclosed Aide-Mémoire,19 to which he replied that the concession referred to was not a new concession but an amplification of one already existing.