File No. 882.51/748
The British Embassy to the Secretary of State
In view of the forthcoming departure of the German Receiver from Liberia and in order to meet certain doubts which seem to have arisen in the mind of the American Receiver General in this connection, His Majesty’s Government, in accord with the French Government, suggest that in case difficulties should arise between the three Receivers remaining in Liberia, a contingency which under the new conditions does not seem probable, they should be settled through diplomatic channels. This mode of procedure would render unnecessary the appointment of a new Receiver, whether of allied or neutral nationality, and would at the same time afford all guarantees to the Governments concerned.
In submitting the above to the favourable consideration of the Secretary of State, His Majesty’s Ambassador has the honour to express the hope that the suggestion may meet with the approval of the United States Government.
Washington , June 27, 1917 .