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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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warehoused or otherwise stored, shall be subject to storage charges.
It would seem desirable to have both provisions and accordingly the
Department authorizes you to accept the Liberian proposal followed:
by the original sentence constituting the fourth paragraph of this
article.
Article XXVI
  The Liberian Government suggests the inclusion of arbitration
provisions in this treaty. This Government has not heretofore in-
cluded arbitration provisions in its treaties of friendship, commerce
and navigation. It would seem, moreover, that the arbitration con-
vention between the United States and Liberia signed at Monrovia
February 10, 1926,16 which is still in force, would be adequate to
govern the situation. The Department, of course, would be glad to
consider proposals for the revision of that convention if it is deemed
necessary.
Article XXVII
  The Department agrees to the proposal that the exchange of rati-
fications take place at Monrovia.
  Very truly yours,                                CORDELL HULL
711.822/15: Telegram
    The Minister in Liberia (Walton) -to the Secretary of State
                            MONROVIA, December 16, 1937-5 p. m.
                              [Received December 16-2: 30 p. mi.]
  75. Department's telegram No. 37, December 11, 3 p.m."' In con-
nection with the Department's instruction No. 61, November 15, Li-
berian Government accepts counterproposals but desires to know
whether or no article 14 implies to waive port and harbor dues on
American vessels calling at Liberian ports and vice versa. If it does
not, Liberian Government is ready to conclude and sign commercial
treaty.
  In connection with Department's telegram No. 29, Nov. 18,17 Li-
berian Government has accepted counterproposals'8 I am awaiting
instructions.
                                                          WALTON
  'Foreign Relations, 1926, vol. nI, p. 597.
  'TNot printed.
  ' Regarding consular convention. See undated telegram No. 72 from the
Minister in Liberia, p. 811.
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LIBERIA


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