File No. 763.72/6451

The French Ambassador ( Jusserand ) to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary of State: My Government informs me that it has received from our Consul at Monrovia a report to the effect that the Liberian Government expressed a wish that the German Consul, the German Receiver, and the German women and children be put as early as possible on an English or Spanish steamer bound for England, whence they would proceed to Germany by way of a Scandinavian country.

The answer to Mr. Baret was that there was no objection to that arrangement on the part of the Government of the Republic, but that he should concert with his American and English colleagues. It should further be understood that the steamer will not call at the Spanish port where those Germans could not easily be prevented from landing and staying.

I have the honor to bring the foregoing to your excellency’s knowledge for all pertinent purposes.

Be pleased to accept [etc.]