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

No. 39

Sir: Your attention is directed to despatch No. 869 of August 8, 1933, from the American Diplomatic Agency at Tangier, with regard to certain recent regulations in the Spanish zone of Morocco affecting the importation into that zone of flour. A copy of this despatch and subsequent despatches from the Diplomatic Agency on this same subject are understood to have been furnished your Embassy. In order that the record may be kept clear and that the Spanish authorities may realize that we are cognizant of violations of our treaty rights in Morocco, you are requested to take up this problem informally and orally with the appropriate Spanish authorities. I feel that it will be sufficient if you outline briefly the facts involved in this case and express the hope that the situation will soon be corrected and that steps will be taken to have these regulations, which are in violation of our treaty rights, withdrawn.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
William Phillips