882.635 Neep/43: Telegram

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

12. For McBride. Definitely confirmed that Barclay has gone to the Bomi Mountain District. Reliable information indicates that the Amsterdamsche Bank has guaranteed funds for exploitation. It is believed that Barclay will sign Neep contract sooner or later. Preparations now are being made for him to make trip to interior shortly after his return to Monrovia.

I am now informed that Bomi deposit contains 80,000,000 tons iron ore and that there are two other deposits farther in interior which I conclude Barclay referred to for possible exploitation by American interests.