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The Clerk in Charge of the Legation at Monrovia ( Wall ) to the Secretary of State

6. For Harrison and Castle, from De la Rue. Cable request [sic] statistical information on rubber compan[ies’] payments to governments for plantation privileges or as export charges, in order to determine fairness Firestone modifying terms. Please secure and forward from crude rubber section of Department of Commerce and Labor. Legation has not received copy of crude rubber survey of world. Majority Cabinet this morning agree in principle to Firestone terms. Separate agreement for exploitation still favored.