The Chargé in Liberia (Wharton) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 11—4:30 p.m.]
24. Department’s telegram 16, May 6, 2 p.m. My remarks of April 22nd upon presenting note contained only exact words of Department’s instruction number 334, March 4th. Barclay’s written reply April 25th not clear to me, and 28th I discussed matter with him and understanding reached as will appear from my despatch number 463 written and mailed to the Department May 5th. Yesterday matter taken up again and assure the Department any misunderstanding has been completely dispelled.