The British Ambassador ( Geddes ) to the Secretary of State
My Dear Mr. Secretary: It will be within your recollection that I spoke to you towards the end of June on the subject of the Liberian loan. On that occasion you were good enough to tell me that a bill to authorise this loan was shortly to be introduced into Congress with the full support of the Administration.
I should be very grateful if you could now let me know how the matter stands and what is the prospect of the loan being sanctioned in the near future.
Believe me [etc.]