The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Liberia (Carter)
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[Paraphrase.] The general position of Sir Eric Drummond regarding the Commission to Liberia is already known to you, as indicated in your report of a conversation with him (see your telegram of December 17, 4 p.m., from Geneva21). You are also aware of the fact that the appointment in Dr. Johnson’s case was handled somewhat differently from that of the League member. However, it would be unfortunate if this Government’s procedure in Dr. Johnson’s case were now to be invoked as a pretext by the Liberian Government to delay or to prevent utilization of the services of Dr. Christy as a Commission member.
You may if necessary make discreet use of the above. [End paraphrase.]
Please keep Department advised of any important developments.
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