882.01 Winship Mission/59: Telegram

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

25. The Department promptly communicated to Firestone the recommendations contained in your No. 39 of April 26, 3 p.m., and strongly urged compliance therewith. Firestone Junior has just telephoned that final instructions were sent to Lyle last night and that the latter would at once get in touch with you and explain any outstanding differences. We wish to express our pleasure at the progress you have made and trust that it may be possible for Barclay and Lyle to conclude the modus vivendi before your projected departure.

If everything goes through as planned and a meeting of the Liberian Committee is held in Geneva between May 20 and 30, we would like to appoint you American member of the Committee, to be assisted by Briggs and, if he is available, by Reber. Orders would be sent subsequently.