The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador.

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: I beg to acknowledge receipt of your personal note of the 16th instant, relative to the Kanré-Lahun boundary question, and to say in reply that the Department on the 19th instant cabled the American minister at Monrovia to inform the Liberian Government that the prompt settlement of the question of the Kanré-Lahun boundary on the basis of the exchange of Kanré-Lahun for the Morro-Mano territory and £4,000 as the cost of developing the new territory would be favorably regarded by this Government.

I am, etc.,

P. C. Knox.