to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Monrovia, April 2, 1883. (Received May 5.)
Sir: I have the honor to send you a copy of a proclamation issued recently by the President of the Republic of Liberia, Hon. Alfred F. Russell.
In transmitting the copy of this paper, I am pleased to state that this utterance by the President is an evidence that His Excellency comprehends the duty towards native races his great office imposes.
When the masses of American Liberians shall see the right policy clearly to be adopted and followed with respect to the aborigines, and cheerfully act in accord with it, the future of Liberia and of those other contiguous negro countries, will be safe to civilization and Christian influences.