882.6351 U. S. Steel Corp./92: Telegram

The Minister in Liberia (Walton) to the Secretary of State

114. Department’s 61, December 13, 4 p.m. President Barclay seemed unsurprised over final report of the United States Steel Corporation. He characterizes reconnaissance survey as “pro forma” and “superficial” and says he entertained no hope for favorable findings.

President Barclay is not disposed to reopen negotiations with Neep which has never satisfied him of its sound financial status. After formally receiving report in all probability he will get in touch with Bethlehem Steel.