The Liberian Secretary of State (Barclay) to the Secretary of State

392/M. F.

Excellency: I have the honour to inform you that the President of Liberia has, on behalf of the Government of Liberia, designated and appointed as Financial Representative of the Republic of Liberia in America, Dr. Ernest Lyon, the Liberian Consul-General at Baltimore, United States of America.

Dr. Lyon has been instructed and authorized to make settlement in the name of the Government of Liberia, of the debt due the [Page 166]United States Government by the Government of Liberia. This settlement will be arranged on or about the 6th July 1927. I should be pleased if Your Excellency would be good enough to advise the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, of Dr. Lyon’s designation and authorization, and of the date on which the payment is to be made by him.

With sentiments [etc.]

Edwin Barclay