The Secretary of State to the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier (Blake)
Sir: With reference to the Department’s instruction no. 966 of September 28, 1937,28 transmitting a copy of a note from the French Embassy at Washington,29 proposing the termination of American capitulatory rights in Morocco, I enclose for your information a copy of the Department’s reply dated October 19, 1937.30
It is desired that, upon the receipt of this instruction, you telegraph briefly such comments and suggestions as may appear to you to be pertinent, with respect to the question discussed in the final paragraph of the enclosure. Upon the receipt of your telegram the Department will consider issuing appropriate instructions to you with reference to taking up with the French Protectorate authorities at Rabat the settlement of outstanding claims on behalf of American nationals and protégés in the French Zone of Morocco.
Very truly yours,