882.01 Foreign Control/461a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Liberia (Mitchell)

3. Department understands that an effort is being made in Monrovia to promote the rumor that the Department has advised Firestone interests and fiscal officers to accept Liberian violation of the Finance Corporation loan. This is not true, the American Government having in no degree modified its position as set forth in your letter of December 23 to Barclay. You may so inform inquirers.