882.6176 F 51/231

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

No. 341

Sir: There is transmitted herewith copy of a letter, dated March 24, 1927, from the Firestone Plantations Company, which enclosed a copy of Planting Agreement No. 2, between the Firestone Plantations Company and the Liberian Government, and which called the Department’s attention to the provisions of Article IV, paragraph (n), respecting arbitration procedure.

It is believed that a copy of Planting Agreement No. 2 is in your files.

The Department feels certain that the Liberian Government already understands that the Department is prepared to perform the functions allotted to it in paragraph (n) of Article IV of Planting Agreement No. 2. However, in view of Mr. Firestone’s request and in order to prevent any possible misunderstanding, it is desired that you inform the Liberian Government in writing of the willingness of the Department to assume the obligations under reference.

I am [etc.]

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