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United States Department of State / The executive documents of the House of Representatives for the first session of the fiftieth Congress. 1887-'88
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                            LIBERtIA.
                            No. 418.
                     Mr. Taylor to MrB. ayard.
No. 6.1                  LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                      Monrovia, June 2, 1887. (Received July 12.)
  Sil: The biennial election of officers for 1'this Republic" took place
on the second Tuesday in May last past, The following officers were
electedV: I1 m. H. R.  Johngon, President; Hon, J. X. Thompson,
Vice-President,' This is the third term for these officers. I learn that
unusual excitement prevailed during the campaign. that all the voters
of the Republic voted and the Republican party led by Mr. Gibson at-
tempted in every way to*prove to the voters that the best interest of the
Republic would be sublserved by the election of the Republican nomi-
nees. The Whigs, however, won the day.
  The entire vote of this Republic is only 2,475. In discussing Li.
b├Żeria's future, I-IShall have the honor to refer to these figures
again.
      I am, sir, etc
                                          UA1.RH  . J, TAvtoI.


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