Mr. J. H.
Smyth to Mr. Evarts.
Monrovia, Liberia , June 17, 1879. (Received August 6.)
Sir: You will observe by reference to my No. 26, dated May 12, 1879, that the aborigines from Cape Palmas to and including San Pedro had formed an alliance, and had seceded from Liberia.[Page 719]
I inclose herewith as additional evidence of the fact, an extract from The Observer, Monrovia, June 12, 1879, the manifesto forwarded by the chiefs to the Liberian Government.
I am, &c.,