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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 HI
882.635 Neep/15: Telegram
     The Minister in Liberia (Walton) to the Secretary of State
                            MoliovA, November 19, 1937-3 p. m.
                                           [Received 9:24 p. m.]
  61. President today sent message to Legislature asking immediate
consideration of initialed Neep Agreement. Gave 11 reasons for
favorable action. Said Government first made overtures to company.
Numerous amendments expected to be adopted including provisions
against undesirable participation. Swedish engineers have arrived
with three trucks and machinery. Promoters claim to have secured
necessary funds.
                                                        WALTON
882.635 Neep/17: Telegram
    The Secretary of State to the Minieter in Liberia (Walton)
                         WASHNGrToN, November 27, 1937-5 p. m.
  33. Personal for the Minister from McBride.
  1. Your despatch 138, October 27, page 3. I cannot avoid feeling
somewhat disturbed at the offer made regarding the forestry expert,
to which the considerations mentioned in paragraph numbered 2 of my
26, October 26, 6 p.m. appear distinctly applicable. In the event that
your opinion is requested you may consider it appropriate and expe-
dient to advance discreetly to President Barclay those considerations
as representing your personal and unofficial view.
  2. Your 61, November 19, 3 p. m. Do you consider that the pro-
posed amendments against undesirable participation in the Neep
concession afford adequate safeguards to Liberian interests? Infor-
-mation is being sought regarding Neep claim that it has obtained
necessary capital.
  3. I should appreciate receiving your opinion as to whether there
may not be disturbing implications in the Neep agreement and in
'the offer of the forestry expert. [McBride.]
                                                           HuL
182.635 Neep/18: Telegram
    The Minister in Liberia (Walton) to the Secretary of State
                             MONROVIA, November 30, 1937-4 p. m.
                             [Received November 30-3: 01 p. m.]
  65. For McBride. Your telegram No. 33, November 27, 5 p. m.
President and I share your apprehension. We have discussed subject
on several occasions. I am transmitted [transmittingl] by December
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