The Chargé at Tangier (Childs) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 4.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to my despatch no. 906 of July 20, 1942, transmitting a note addressed to the Spanish authorities74 concerning their attempt to open official packages addressed to the American Legation, and to transmit herewith copy of a note dated July 24, 1942 together with translation which I have received from my Spanish colleague in answer to my note.
I likewise enclose a copy of my rejoinder in which I have renewed the Legation’s objections to the inspection by the Customs authorities in Tangier of the contents of packages addressed to the Legation.
My British colleague informs me that he has not yet replied to General Uriarte’s note to him on the same general subject, which formed enclosure no. 3 to my despatch no. 843 of June 18, 1942. My British colleague states that he proposes to follow the same general lines in his reply to General Uriarte as I have taken in my enclosed note of July 29, 1942 to the Spanish Consul.