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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

Liberia,   pp. 785-857 PDF (27.0 MB)

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both parties or other sooner determination thereof, such railways,
harbour basin, and harbour facilities, constructed and established by
Neep in Liberia for the furtherance of its enterprises shall, with the
exception of machinery, become the property of the Government with-
out charge, cost or condition; and the provisions of this Section shall
apply equally to such buildings erected by Neep upon the lands selected
hereunder, which buildings shall be surrendered in such condition that
the further use and enjoyment thereof will not necessitate funda-
mental repairs.
  Section L. It is further agreed that railway bridges constructed
outside the confines of Neep's tracts of land selected hereunder, shall
be so constructed as to provide a roadway suitable for vehicular traffic,
which roadway shall be available for free public use. The Govern-
ment undertakes to connect these bridges with roadways suitable for
vehicular traffic concurrently with construction of said railroad and
  Section M. The plans and specifications of all roadways, railways,
waterways and harbour basin to be constructed by Neep shall be sub-
mitted to the Government prior to the commencement of construction
work. Such plans and specifications shall be treated by the Govern-
ment as confidential and remain the exclusive property of Neep.
  Section N. Wherever in this Agreement the Government grants to
Neep the right to build and operate a railroad or to operate telephones
and telegraphs, or to use the highways and waterways, it is under-
stood that Neep is not seeking and is not granted public utility or
common carrier rights and the same are not intended to be conveyed
to it.
  Section 0. It is further agreed and understood that any harbour
basin and harbour facilities constructed and operated by Neep under
the provisions of this Agreement shall not be utilized by Neep for gain
or otherwise as a commercial harbour for the accommodation of gen-
eral shipping, without the written consent of the Government, but
shall serve Neep only for the purpose of furthering its mining enter-
  Section P. It is further agreed that any harbour basin constructed
by Neep in the vicinity of Monrovia, Liberia, under the provisions of
this Agreement shall be of sufficient size and area to provide for the
possibility of construction and operation of a commercial dock in addi-
tion to the harbour facilities required by Neep. If, however, under
the provisions of this Agreement said harbour basin is constructed in
the vicinity of Cape Mount, Liberia, Neep will endeavour to build
such harbour basin similar to the harbour basin above mentioned, but
will be neither obligated nor bound to do so.
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