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. Tangier was a British possession from 1662 until 1684. In the latter year the English
abandoned it, blowing up the mole and fortifications which they had constructed. Commercial
relations were maintained, however, primarily as a source of provisions for Gibraltar.
Louis Sauveur de Chenier, The Present State of the Empire of Morocco
, 1:20–21, 2:202, 355–356 (London, 1788).