882.01 Foreign Control/463: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Geneva (Gilbert)

8. For Reber. Department’s telegram No. 7, January 22, 7 p.m. Mitchell was authorized by telegraph last night to send the following further communication to Barclay.

“My dear Mr. Barclay: Pursuant to my letter of December 24, 1932,12 (to which I have not as yet had the courtesy of a reply), I am directed to protest against a series of actions taken by your government in violation of the contractual obligations entered into with an American corporation, and to inform you that the continued cooperation of the American Government with the Liberian Committee of the League of Nations in seeking a solution of Liberian difficulties by international action does not preclude it individually from holding Liberia responsible for the effects of these acts.”

Unless you perceive some particularly important reason for so doing, (in which case please consult the Department) I do not believe it would be desirable to make this text available in Geneva at this juncture.

  1. For text, see telegram No. 79, December 23, 1932, to the Minister in Liberia, Foreign Relations, 1932, vol. ii, p. 788.