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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa
(1937)

Liberia,   pp. 785-857 PDF (27.0 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1937, VOLUME II
on machinery, tools, things and substances to be used directly by Neep
for the operation, development and maintenance of its mines and
enterprises in Liberia, and to the free exportation of machinery,
equipment, iron ore and iron; such imports as are hereby exempted
from duty shall in no instance be sold, bartered or exchanged by
Neep, except directly to the Government of Liberia.
   Section D. Neep shall have the unrestricted right to construct
and establish at its own expense a harbour basin and likewise to con-
struct and operate therein such harbour facilities as Neep may deem
necessary for the efficient exportation of its ore and shall be exempt
from the payment of harbour dues, wharfage dues and light dues in
respect of such harbour during the life of this Agreement, provided
however, that said harbour basin shall be located either in the vicinity
of Monrovia, Liberia, or in the vicinity of Cape Mount, Liberia, and
the final choice between locations to rest with the Government; said
choice to be made within Six (6) Calendar Months after the date of
this Agreement. The Government shall notify Neep of its decision
in writing.
  Section E. Neep shall have the right to lease a strip of public coastal
land, adjacent to the harbour basin constructed and established under
the provisions of Section D. of this Article, provided however, that
said strip shall not extend back from high water a distance of more
than Two Hundred and Seventy-five (275) feet; and Neep shall have
free and unrestricted use of the said land including the right to
establish quarries thereon and to use the contents thereof for the con-
struction of its harbour basin and harbour facilities and all other
constructions which Neep may deem directly or indirectly necessary
for the operation, development and maintenance of its enterprises in
Liberia. Furthermore Neep shall have the right to lease such areas of
land adjacent to the above mentioned strip of coastal land as will be
necessary to establish railway-yards and coal dumping-space and to
erect such other constructions as Neep may deem necessary for the
efficient operation, development and maintenance of its enterprises
in Liberia.
  Section F. Neep shall have the exclusive right and privilege upon
the lands selected under this Agreement to construct highways, road-
ways, waterways, railways and cableways for the efficient operation
and development and maintenance of its enterprises.
  Section G. Neep shall have the free right to construct, establish,
maintain and use at its own expense lines of communication such as
highways, roadways, waterways, railways and cableways outside the
lands selected under this Agreement, such lands to be free of rent.
Such routes may be so located by Neep as to best serve the purpose of
efficient operation and coordination of its mines and harbour facili-
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