882.20/349: Telegram

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


92. George W. Lewis was commissioned yesterday afternoon34 as major in the Liberian frontier force. The President of Liberia is of the opinion that Lewis is a mere military adviser who is outranked by two Liberian majors and the Secretary of War here and gave instructions accordingly.

While the Liberian Government will be interested in the views of Lewis, it is believed that he will have little actual authority.

  1. He had arrived in Monrovia on June 14, 1936.