882.124a/93: Telegram

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

106. Department’s telegram No. 69. I propose with the Department’s sanction to discuss with the President on Monday98 or Tuesday what measures [ought?] to be taken to insure support for Dr. Smith’s work, explaining that he considers the two essential requirements are sufficient funds and authority to enforce his sanitary regulations—both of which have been promised but have not been forthcoming. An informal memorandum may then later be submitted showing how the terms of the memorandum agreement have not been complied with.

I shall also take the occasion to refer to the plan devised by the Acting Financial Adviser showing how funds may be made available for the purpose.

Further comment on the Department’s telegram follows later.

  1. August 25.