882.01 Foreign Control/945: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Liberia ( Hibbard )

5. Your 11, May 7, noon.14 The Department approached British Embassy on May 11 along lines suggested in your paragraph 4.

Have you any mental reservations which would cause us to delay recognition? If not, I purpose to request authority from the President to recognize the Barclay régime shortly after you telegraph me that the Liberian Congress has withdrawn its repudiationist legislation.

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