882.01 Foreign Control/22a: Telegram

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

16. Your telegram No. 14, January 23, 10 p.m. On January 24 the League Council appointed an interim committee composed of representatives of Germany, British Empire, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Venezuela and Liberia empowered to study questions of financial and administrative assistance necessary to carry out the reforms recommended by the International Commission of Inquiry, and to submit a report to the next (May) meeting of the Council. Henderson was elected chairman.

The Committee was authorized to invoke the cooperation of the technical organizations of the League, the chairman of the recent Commission of Inquiry (Christy), “and any expert opinion which may be needed in agreement with the Government of Liberia”. The Committee was also authorized to invite the American Government to participate in its meetings.

The Council adjourned on Saturday.26

You are authorized to sail on February 7; see second paragraph of Department’s telegram No. 5, January 8, 6 p.m.27

  1. January 24.
  2. Not printed.