File No. 882.00/487.

The Secretary of State to the American Chargé d’Affaires.

No. 62.]

Sir: The Department has received your No. 134 of September 27, 1913, relative to the disturbances which exist among the native tribes occupying Liberian territory adjacent to the Sierra Leone-Liberia boundary, and in reply informs you that it is the hope of the Department that every earnest effort possible will be made by the Liberian Government to restore order in that region. The British Government has cooperated heartily with the Government of the United States throughout the long loan negotiations and it would be most regrettable should Liberia not be able to cope with the situation and force Great Britain to take drastic measures to ensure peace in its possessions along the Liberian frontier.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
J. B. Moore.