File No. 763.72/9552

The Consul at Dakar ( Yerby ) to the Secretary of State


Monrovia requesting from French Governor General protection from the destruction French cable and the other property by a submarine. Governor General offers cannons and all equipments same as furnished Conakry and Cotonou. Monrovia has refused and insists upon naval protection which he nor Sierra Leone can furnish. Governor General exhibited correspondence between the two Governments, asks to request the United States to advise Monrovia to accept the protection offered, else submarine may capture Allied officials. Discussed details; would recommend Monrovia should be advised to accept.