The Chargé at Tangier ( Schott ) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 14.]
Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy of a Note dated September 30, 1942 addressed by the Legation to General Uriarte, [Page 504] Delegate in Tangier of the Spanish High Commissioner in Morocco, in connection with a pretension contrary to treaty provisions put forward by the Spanish authorities in charge of the Customs in Tangier, to their right to examine the contents of packages addressed to foreign diplomatic and consular representatives at this post.
The note referred to follows the suggestion contained in the concluding paragraph of the Legation’s despatch No. 1005 of August 27, 1942 approved by the Department’s cable instruction No. 173 of September 24, 1942.
The Legation will not fail to apprise the Department of General Uriarte’s eventual response to the communication, and of any further developments in this matter.
- In despatch No. 1072, October 8, 1942, the Chargé reported that on October 6 the Legation sent a Vice Consul to the post office and in his presence one package of each of two sizes was opened. The packages were then delivered without delay. (852.711/112)↩