882.20/567: Telegram

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

158. Similarly to British colleague, I have orally protested to Liberian Government as instructed in Department’s 117, May 20. Secretary of State, Simpson, states President Barclay feels it is now too late to prevent landing of new German Consul, that if suggested before something could have been done. Simpson assures me, however, that only German Consul will be permitted to land on 23d; that permission was not requested nor granted for Brohse, German secretary, that he will not be allowed to land, and that Wehrle has been so notified. I understand that Wehrle and at least two other Germans will leave here by same plane.

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Referring to my 156, May 20, Simpson reports that Cabinet meeting which President desires before taking action, planned for tomorrow, cannot be held until Monday 25th. Meanwhile, President is keeping his proposed action secret.

Wharton