The Liberian Consul General at New York (Walker) to the Secretary of State

Sir: Reference is made to the Agreement between the Governments of the United States and of Liberia, signed at Monrovia, Liberia, March 31, 1942,15 whereby the Government of the United States undertook to extend certain aid to the Republic of Liberia.

I now have been instructed by the President to respectfully request, under the provisions of this Agreement, that the Government of the United States make available to Liberia the sum of $150,000.00 for an increased Liberian Frontier Force, and that this sum be transmitted to the Bank of Monrovia, Inc., to the credit of the War Department of Liberia by September 15, 1943, at which time the new Liberian Frontier Force organization becomes effective.

As events have made it unnecessary to proceed with the construction of the access road from Roberts Field to Fisherman’s Lake as called for by the Agreement herein referred to, I am further instructed to request that the balance remaining of the $200,000.00 appropriated for such road purposes be merged with the $600,000.00 appropriated for construction of permanent roads. The decision to make this request follows an accord with United States military authorities now in Liberia and who are charged with the prosecution of this particular road project.

Respectfully yours,

Walter F. Walker
  1. For text, see Department of State Executive Agreement Series No. 275, or 56 Stat. (pt. 2) 1621; for correspondence relating to this agreement, see Foreign Relations, 1942, vol. iv, pp. 355 ff.