The Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier (Blake) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 15—1:34 p.m.]
12. Department’s instruction No. 970 of October 26, 1937. Memoranda on the claims referred to will be found attached to my number 959 of July 19, 1934.28 The pecuniary equivalent of compensation involved in each of the claims has not been determined, it might be [Page 871] around 2 or 3 thousand dollars each except in regard to claim number 5, Jacoubi versus Meknes Municipality, which might run much higher. Subsequent to the date of the despatch mentioned there may have arisen some claim of minor importance to be settled at the same time.
For settlement of these claims a brief sojourn at Rabat would be necessary and I should require the technical assistance of Dempster and Elkhazen31 there, presume the Department will accord necessary travel and subsistence allowances in this connection.
I suggest that as delegates respectively of the French and American Governments, the Resident General, or his appointed representative, and myself should have full powers to effect binding settlement terms, including faculty to engage service of neutral local arbitrator in event of failure of direct agreement in any particular cases.