882.01 Winship Mission/56: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Special Commissioner for Liberia (Winship)

24. Your telegram No. 38, April 19, 6 p.m. Your message has been communicated to Firestone Junior who states that instructions will be sent to Lyle tonight giving him requisite latitude to continue negotiations. Firestone wishes you to know that previous instruction to Lyle was the result of a misunderstanding as he did not then know you had obtained from Barclay the statement that Liberian counter proposals were point of departure for further discussions.