File No. 882.00/498.

Chargé Bundy to the Secretary of State.


The British Highflyer arrived Monrovia yesterday. Informed that Commander states to President he was ordered here by British Government to offer Liberian Government assistance in Kru disturbances until arrival Chester. Liberian Government, having appealed to the Government of the United States for aid, prefers not to avail itself of British assistance except so advised by the Government of the United States. Disturbances unabated but measures already [Page 630] taken deemed sufficient to hold situation until Chester arrives November 1. Liberian Government awaits Department’s advice before answering Commander.