The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Liberia (Wharton)
48. Your 44, February 25, 11 a.m. For McBride. Details of the credit plan are being worked out and should be available shortly. It is proposed to make Liberia eligible for Lend-Lease aid,14 which would doubtless cover the needs of the frontier force as described by you. [Page 368] War Department is planning to undertake preliminary road construction to the extent of about $200,000, under the credit, thus relieving Liberia of any immediate responsibility in ordering materials.