882.5048/258: Telegram

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

45. Department’s 34, April 3, 1 p.m. Am in full agreement with Department’s desire toward [sic] particularly re inadvisability of attending Commission’s hearings and may add that my activities re Commission have throughout been guided by considerations identified with those set forth in Department’s telegram.

Commission was formally constituted today and will meet tomorrow to discuss procedure. The Liberian Government attempted to lay down set instructions but Commission insisted successfully on its right to conduct its own affairs. Feel that that is gratifying beginning.