The Secretary of State to the Minister in Liberia (Hood)
36. Your 40, December 14, 3 p.m.
You may inform the Liberian Government that the failure of the loan is not indicative of any change in the traditionally friendly attitude of this Government toward the Liberian Republic. This Government will always look with sympathetic interest at any attempts of the Liberian Government and people to promote the real interests of the Republic.
As to the suggested possibility of raising in America through private sources a loan for constructive purposes, you may inform the Liberian Government that if it will appoint an agent with proper qualifications to conduct negotiations, the Department will be glad to refer any interested parties to him.