882.635 Neep/39: Telegram

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

8. Personal for McBride. Last Friday I informed President Barclay in strict confidence of the first two paragraphs of your cable number 2, January 26, 11 a.m. He thanked me for the information, he said that Neep activities are limited to drilling to determine extent and character of deposit and that they are not building roads, only passes to reach iron area. He further said that he is now waiting for early return of single copy of geological report in Dutch he sent to Grand Bassa to be transcribed English.

He added that Caffe denies that Liberian Minister at Paris contacted Amsterdamsche Bank with regard to trusteeship of stock and that he, Barclay, was waiting for confirmation from the Liberian Minister by air mail Tuesday, February 1st, of information reported in my telegram 6, January 27, 10 a.m. I called on him Tuesday after arrival air mail but he refrained from giving me any further information saying that he would notify me within a few days when I may call.