882.51/1227: Telegram

The Minister in Liberia (Johnson) to the Acting Secretary of State

1. Referring to Legation’s 80, October 27, 11 a.m.,2 and 86, November 17, 11 [3] a.m.3 Note dated January 5th, 1921, from Liberian Secretary of State [states] that the Legislature of Liberia having granted the President authority to proceed to the United States with plenary powers to reach a definite agreement with the Government of the United States, [the mission] has been [reconstructed]. President King will replace Secretary of State Edwin Barclay but [with] Associate Justice F. E. R. Johnson and Honorable John L. Morris as other two members, and Gabriel L. Dennis has been added to the mission as its secretary.

Mission will sail from Monrovia on or about January 21st.4

Cable report being prepared relative to some extraordinary developments here in connection with American loan plan and decision of President to head mission to the United States. This report will be cabled at earliest possible moment.

  1. Ibid., p. 100.
  2. Ibid., p. 105.
  3. The mission left Monrovia for the United States Jan. 28 (file no. 882.51/1232).