File No. 882.242.

Chargé Bundy to the Secretary of State .


Liberian Government unable to obtain ammunition for German guns with which Frontier Force equipped; only 100,000 rounds on hand. Estimated three months campaign necessary to restore order Kru coast. In view of foregoing Liberian Government requests Legation to ascertain whether the United States Government will lend it 500 Krag carbines and 250,000 rounds ammunition for same. Commander Chester favors Government making this request.