The Minister in Liberia (Hood) to the Secretary of State
[Received 5:13 p.m.]
40. The following of the Department’s number 34, is not understood and an immediate repetition is requested “the Department therefore cannot encourage the Liberian Government to delay further its efforts to arrange the desired financial aid from other sources which may be available.”
Liberian Government earnestly request a definite answer at the earliest possible moment as to whether or not the failure of the loan indicates any change of the traditional friendly sympathetic attitude of the American Government toward Liberia or the withdrawal of its diplomatic support and counsel.
The American Minister is requested by the Liberian Government to immediately informally find out about bankers referred to in cablegram who have indicated the possibility of making a loan to Liberia in order that Liberian Government upon its own initiative may at once approach them.