681.003/80: Telegram

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

11. Mr. Ponsot, French Resident General at Rabat, has requested me to visit him within the next few days presumably in connection with his communication to me enclosed in my number 975 of October 5th, 1934.26 Would appreciate telegraphic instructions requested in final paragraph of that despatch.

Strongly advise against transferring discussions from Washington to Rabat while conversations with other treaty powers are confined to their Foreign Offices. If Department’s policy not definitely formulated suggest I be instructed to observe noncommittal attitude, and to inform Mr. Ponsot that all treaty matters must be dealt with in Washington in view of the important principles involved.

Request permission to use travel allowance on per diem basis.

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