882.6176 F 51/231

The Secretary of State to Mr. Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.

Sir: The receipt is acknowledged of your letter of March 24, 1927, enclosing a copy of Planting Agreement No. 2 between the Firestone Plantations Company and the Liberian Government, and calling the Department’s attention to the provisions of Article IV, paragraph (n), respecting arbitration procedure.

The Department will be pleased to assume the functions allotted to it in that paragraph and has accordingly instructed the American Legation at Monrovia to notify the Liberian Government to that effect.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Wm. R. Castle, Jr.

Assistant Secretary