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

41. L. C. Daves, Boundary and Geodetic Engineer, shortly before taking his leave of absence entered into contract with Liberian Government to continue work of delimitation with an assistant with total salary of both and all expenses which may exceed $10,000 specifically provided to be paid by the receivership.

Since loan plan has failed request advising the receivership as to the position the fiscal agents will take should the receivership, in accordance with the contract above mentioned, pay the expenses of the boundary survey from the assigned revenues.

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Two thousand dollars traveling expenses for Daves’s return to Liberia have been cabled him but no reply has been received. Has he sailed?