The Minister in Liberia (Walton), Temporarily in the United States, to the Assistant to the Secretary of State (McBride)

Dear Mr. McBride: In an era when moral justification is given for condoning acts of aggression, and when principle is subordinated for expediency, my mind turns to Liberia which is making such a valiant effort to preserve its political and territorial integrity.

I am wondering if it is within the realm of possibility for Liberia to enter into a tripartite agreement with the United States, Great Britain and France, designed to insure her future status as a sovereign state.

[Here follows paragraph of a purely personal nature.]

Sincerely yours,

Lester A. Walton