882.51/1956: Telegram

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

23. Department’s mail instruction 334, March 4.

Please hand following note to Liberian Secretary of State:

“With reference to the Legations’s note of April 19, 1927,33 I have the honor to state that I have been instructed to inform Your Excellency that the President and the Secretary of State of the United States, having been advised that suitable provision has been made for the extinguishment of the 1912 Loan, take pleasure in assuming the functions assigned to them under the terms of the Loan Agreement of September 1, 1926.

“I am further instructed to inform Your Excellency that in pursuance of Article 8 of that Agreement the President of the United States hereby designates to the President of Liberia the name of Sidney de la Rue for appointment as Financial Adviser to the Republic of Liberia.”

After de la Rue has received his formal appointment you may call his attention to the requirement of Article 9 that he report to the Department the names of nominees for the positions therein provided.
The Department understands that Major Staten and Captain Outley have contracts with the Liberian Government and therefore it will take no action under Article 12, paragraph 3, during the life of those contracts.

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  1. Note presented in accordance with Department’s instruction No. 334, Mar. 4, p. 138.