882.20/300: Telegram

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

77. Referring to Department’s telegram No. 54, December 13, 5 p.m., the Liberian Government’s reply received stating that Government have no objection to the nomination Colonel Lewis

“but as regards the matter of pay and allowance they must insist that his salary be fixed in a sum as shall be such a proportion of the amount specifically mentioned in the loan agreement for the payment and allowance of the two American officers, which will leave a fair margin for the salary of the other American officer.”