SECRET HISTORY OF THE ALGECIRAS CONFERENCE-- CONCLUDED
IT was a couple of days after this that I received from both governments the information that they had agreed on substantially the plan outlined in my memorandum.
On July 11th I received a letter from Jusserand, running in part as follows:
"I leave greatly comforted by the news concerning Morocco. The agreement arrived at is in substance the one we had considered and the acceptation of which you did so very much to secure. Letters just received by me from Paris show that your beneficent influence at this grave juncture is deeply and gratefully felt. They confirm also what I guessed was the case, that is, that there was a point where more yielding would have been impossible; everybody in France felt it, and people braced up silently in view of possible great events."
A fortnight afterwards the Kaiser got uneasy again, and for some time insisted upon the conference being held in Morocco, and upon Revoil not being sent by France as a delegate. Again I had to do some cabling to both the French and German Governments, but finally the Kaiser's objections were removed. I had urged Jusserand not to let his people boast or be disagreeable and try to humiliate the Kaiser in connection with the conference, because the important point was for them to get the kernel of the nut, and they did not have to consider the shell. On August 9th Jusserand wrote me, expressing the thanks of his Government for what I had done; the German Foreign Office thanked me by cable.
After this, trouble ceased as far as I was concerned,
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Publication information: Book title: Theodore Roosevelt and His Time Shown in His Own Letters. Volume: 1. Contributors: Joseph Bucklin Bishop - Author. Publisher: C. Scribner's Sons. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1920. Page number: 488.
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