File No. 766.72/10457

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


British vessel Astræa visited Monrovia June 19. Commander conferred with Liberian Government relative to wireless situation. Acting British Consul verbally informed me today that during conference at which neither French Chargé d’Affaires nor myself was present Liberian Government stated that it was awaiting advice of British Minister before modifying its attitude with respect to reopening French wireless station. Liberian Government apparently believes that British Government holds, in view of advice already confidentially given by it to Liberia, different opinion to that given to the United States as to the advisability of French wireless station resuming operation. Under the circumstances it seems necessary that Liberia should be made definitely aware that the Governments of France, Great Britain and the United States are in complete accord concerning the question of the French station operating again. To date station remains closed.