882.51/935: Telegram

The Chargé in Liberia (Bundy) to the Acting Secretary of State

Referring to Legation’s cable April 16th22 and Department’s reply of April 19th.23 Liberian Government has delayed its answer to request of French Chargé d’Affaires here, which asked assent of Government to designation of new French Receiver of Customs, to await advice Department indicated it would send. French Receiver arrived Monrovia yesterday despite fact Liberian Government has withheld approval his designation.

President of Liberia informally stated to me that unless Department otherwise suggests, he desires not to commission French receiver [Page 478] until he has received advice mentioned Department’s April 19th. As President of Liberia desires to take such position in this matter as will secure Department’s support, Legation requests instructions.

  1. See the Department’s telegram of Apr. 19 to the Commission, p. 473.
  2. Not printed.