The Chargé in Liberia ( Clark ) to the Secretary of State

No. 370

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 270 of February 12, 1926,22 and, in confirmation of my telegram of this date,23 to enclose herewith in duplicate a certified true copy of the Liberian Government’s reply to my note of May 7, 1926, with reference [Page 14] to the acceptance by the Liberian Government of the conditions, reservations and understandings contained in the Senate Resolution of January 27, 1926.

I have [etc.]

Reed Paige Clark

The Liberian Secretary of State ( Barclay ) to the American Chargé ( Clark )


Sir: I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your despatch dated May 7, 1926, by which I am advised for the information of the Liberian Government that the Senate of the United States have given their advice and consent to the adherence on the part of the United States to the Protocol of Signature of the Statute for the Permanent Court of International Justice, dated December 16, 1920 and the adjoined Statute for the Court of International Justice, without accepting the optional clause for compulsory jurisdiction contained in said Statute, under certain conditions, reservations and understandings and subject to the condition that Powers Signatory to the said Protocol accept such conditions reservations and understandings.

In reply to this despatch I have the honour to say that the Government of the Republic of Liberia for and on behalf of said Republic accept so far as they relate to questions which may arise between the Republic of Liberia and the United States the conditions, reservations and understandings contained in the Senate’s Resolution as a part and a condition of the adherence of the United States to the said Protocol and Statute.

I have [etc.]

Edwin Barclay
  1. See footnote 8, p. 4.
  2. Not printed.