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

Sir: Before the Liberian Plenary Commission left Washington, President King was informed that in view of the execution of the financial agreement on October 28, 1921, in terms of a proposed new [Page 393] credit of $5,000,000, subject to appropriate action of Congress, the balance of the credit established in favor of Liberia with the United States Treasury September 12, 1918, had been withdrawn.16

In a letter dated December 8, 1921,17 from the Treasury Department the request was made that the Department of State transmit to the Government of Liberia the enclosed canceled obligation of that Government of $2,500,000, held by the Treasury, dated December 8, 1919, against which no advances have been made, and obtain therefor a proper receipt, as the balance of the credit established September 12, 1918, in favor of the Government of Liberia with the Treasury was withdrawn on November 4, 1921.

You will, therefore, deliver in person this canceled obligation of the Liberian Government to the Secretary of State of Liberia and have him date and sign the enclosed receipt which you will promptly return to the Department.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
F. M. Dearing

Assistant Secretary
  1. See note of Nov. 8 to President King, p. 389.
  2. Not printed.