The Minister in Liberia (Francis) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 23.]
Sir: I have the honor to confirm this Mission’s telegram No. 7, January 23, 2 P.M.,68 reporting the signing of an agreement between the Republic of Liberia and the Firestone Plantations Company granting to the Plantations Company a public service radio license.
This agreement covers a period of fifteen years and is renewable for additional five year terms at the option of the parties. It provides, among other things, that the Government shall receive seventyfive percent, of the net profits, and that the messages of the Government of the United States of America “shall be handled at one-half the radio rate between Liberia and Akron, Ohio, United States of America, to which shall be added the toll beyond the radio termini”.
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I have the further honor to enclose copy of the agreement.
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