The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Liberia (Wharton)
70. Your 96, March 22, 2 p.m.19 For McBride: Secretary of War has now signed letter approving agreement, subject to modifications described in Department’s 68, March 25, 9 p.m. You may therefore proceed immediately to final action.
The War Department also concurs in your proposed confidential letter to
President Barclay20 with the exception of items 4 and 5. It
suggests the replacement of these items by the following:
At the risk of repetition, it should once again be emphasized that in addition to the $800,000 mentioned in item 4, the Ferrying Command is spending $200,000 for the construction of the most important access roads. The total constitutes the so-called million dollar program of assistance to Liberia. You are authorized to amend the letter so as to make this clear if you consider it advisable.