File No. 763.72/10101

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Liberia ( Bundy)


Your May 21, 10 a.m. Say to Liberian Government that the Government of the United States, while fully appreciating the apprehension which induced Liberia’s action, would as her best friend desire to point out that Liberia having declared war against Germany, should act in the common interest and recognize that wireless communication with Liberia is necessary not only for the successful operation of the ships of the Associated Governments on the west coast of Africa, but for the very protection of Liberia herself, and that by depriving these Governments of the use of the wireless station at Monrovia in the operation of their vessels, Liberia would seem to be, in fact, furthering the interests of the common enemy which this Government is confident Liberia will not wish to do.