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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1934. Europe, Near East and Africa
(1934)

Liberia,   pp. 788-835 PDF (18.2 MB)


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LIBERIA
REJECTION BY LIBERIA OF LEAGUE OF NATIONS PLAN OF ASSIST-
  ANCE; PLAN OF THE LIBERIAN GOVERNMENT FOR ACCOMPLISHING
  NEEDED REFORMS
882.01 Foreign Control/788
A Joint Resolution by the Senate and House of Representatives of
  Liberia Authorizing the President of Liberia To Complete Negotia-
  tions in Connection With the League's Plan of Assistance to Liberia,
  Approved January 12,19342
  Whereas the Government of Liberia did appeal to the League of
Nations to render assistance to Liberia on the lines of education,
finance, economics and native administration; and
  Whereas the League of Nations in a form of protocol adopted by
the majority on October 13, 19333 has submitted a Plan of Assistance
for the consideration of the Liberian Government in compliance with
her request for assistance; Therefore
  It is resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Republic of Liberia in Legislature assembled:
  Section 1. That the President of Liberia be hereby authorized to
accept on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Liberia in
principle the basis outlined in the said proposed Plan of Assistance
laid down in the protocol with the following reservations:
  1. The bases of the scheme shall, by the League of Nations, be de-
clared to be the political integrity and economic independence of the
Republic of Liberia.
  2. That the Chief Adviser shall not be appointed from any State
to whose Nationals the Liberian Government has financial obligations,
or is under economic commitments, nor from any State having ter-
ritory contiguous to Liberia.
  3. That to avoid any infringement of the sovereignty of Liberia,
and the full responsibility of its Government, the power and rights
of the Chief Adviser shall be carefully defined so as to restrict him
to the precise objects to which they apply-namely: To give the Cen-
tral Government the benefit of his advice and to supervise the execu-
tion of the Plan of Assistance.
  4. That the Deputy Provincial Commissioners shall be Liberians.
  1For previous correspondence, see Foreign Rdations, 1933, vol. II, pp.
878 ff.
  'Copy transmitted to the Department by the Charge6 in Liberia in his despatch
No. 91, January 18; received February 17.
'Foreign Relation8, 1933, vol. II, p. 945.
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