882.6176 F 51/25a: Telegram

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

7. Firestone said in a recent talk with an officer of the Department that he has cabled Hines to urge ratification of contracts by April 15. Firestone anxious to begin immediately large scale operations which will be of great advantage to Liberia in development of industry, port of Monrovia and roads. Please inform Department promptly when contracts are ratified. Department hopes early agreement may be reached on satisfactory basis.