File No. 882.51/754
Minister Curtis to the Secretary of State
Monrovia, August 10, 1917.
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith enclosed the views of the Receiver General of Customs anent the advisability of putting on the market the bonds, in the sum of approximately $142,000.00, held as reserve by the fiscal agents of the Liberian Government, against certain claims existent against Liberia at the time of the consummation of the loan and since that time satisfied and discharged.
In conversation with the President and also with the Secretary of State I have been given to understand that the views of the Liberian Government are in accord with those entertained and expressed by the Receiver General, although I have not received the Government’s views in official form.
I have [etc.]