The British Ambassador ( Lindsay ) to the Secretary of State

No. 16

Sir: I have the honour to inform you that, on being apprised of the circumstances in which the United States Government had been obliged to conclude that the further presence of Surgeon Howard F. Smith in Liberia as Chief Medical Adviser could not be justified and to direct him to return to the United States,23 His Majesty’s Government instructed His Majesty’s Chargé d’Affaires at Monrovia to inform the Liberian Government that they had learnt with profound displeasure of the failure of the Liberian Government to take advantage of Dr. Smith’s advice and of the small measure of support which that Government had accorded to him.

I have [etc.]

R. C. Lindsay
  1. See memorandum of December 12, 1930, to the British Embassy, Foreign Relations, 1930, vol. iii, p. 441.