882.01 Foreign Control/800: Telegram
The Chargé in Liberia ( MacVeagh ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 2:40 p.m.]
14. Mr. Simpson9 called at the Legation and referring to the joint resolution of January 12 section 2 whereby the President was directed to send a commission to the United States to discuss a further revision of the financial plan with the financial [Finance?] Corporation, said that Consul General Lyon had been unable to come to any satisfactory arrangement with the Finance Corporation relative to the reception of this commission and asked me to inquire whether the Department would lend its good offices in assisting the Liberian Government to open negotiations with the corporation. Mr. Simpson stated that the commission would proceed to the United States as soon as the Finance Corporation agreed to open negotiations or would be equally pleased to receive a representative in Monrovia.
Since the concessions granted by the Corporation last June10 are conditional upon the acceptance of the Plan of Assistance it would not seem advisable to open further negotiations at this time but to await the League meeting next month.