to Mr. Blaine.
Monrovia, Liberia , August 13, 1881. (Received September 16.)
Sir: On the 8th of August, 1881, I called upon Hon. G. W. Gibson, secretary of state of Liberia, and had a very interesting interview. I discussed fully the matter of ports of entry, agriculture, and the relations of foreigners resident here as affected by legislation. The secretary said that he with the other members of the existing administration appreciate the interest the United States Government has ever manifested toward Liberia.
He expressed himself as being in sympathy with my views as to the wisdom of granting larger privileges to foreigners, and requested me to furnish him with a memorandum of my views, which I have done.
Please find inclosed copy of memorandum marked No. 1.
I am, &c.,