Moroccan–American Treaty of Friendship
The Moroccan–American Treaty of Friendship was a treaty between Morocco and the United States. It was signed in 1786. By signing it, King Mohammed III began diplomatic relations with the newly independent United States.
The treaty agreed that free Moors of North Africa would remain free and not be classified as Negroes, blacks, or slaves.
- English text of the treaty from Yale University's Lillian Goldman Law Library