882.20/298: Telegram

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

54. In reply to your 69, December 3, 11 p.m. and 71, December 10, 2 p.m.27 Please inform Liberian Government that fiscal agents do not consider it necessary to make any change in the terms of loan agreement as long as the sum of $8000 for the payment of an officer or officers to the frontier service is not exceeded and that the appointment of Lewis would be in substantial compliance with loan agreement. When another officer to the frontier service is named making the amount of salary exceed $8000 per annum, the fiscal agents will take up the question of revising Article 12, Paragraph 3 of the loan agreement.

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Please urge upon the Liberian Government the importance of agreeing to the appointment of Mr. Lewis at a salary of $7500 at an early date.

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