882.51/903a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate Peace

558. For Secretary Lansing.

It has come unofficially to the attention of the Department that [Page 468] the French and British Governments have referred to you questions of the financial assistance to Liberia and related matters for possible action or reference to the Peace Conference. In this case I would suggest the advisability of Worley, American Financial Adviser of Liberia, immediately proceeding to Paris to advise with and assist you as he is thoroughly conversant with all matters relating to Liberia. If Liberian matters are not to be handled in Paris, I should prefer to have Worley remain here for the present.