File No. 882.51/54.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


Cables June 22 and 23 received. Government of Liberia have complied with their suggestions. Falkner’s commissions will meet him in Hamburg. Program as outlined by our Government is approved. They want our Government to define the duties of the financial adviser for legislative action, as this was the cause of trouble before. A memorandum to Falkner suggests the following:

First, loan to be not more than two millions, to run fifty years at not more than 5 per cent; second, amortization for the first twenty-five [Page 344] years not more than 1 per cent or less; third, provisions be made for a working bank credit of one hundred thousand annually.