The Acting Secretary of State to the Liberian Consul General at New York (Walker)
My Dear Mr. Walker: The receipt is acknowledged of your letter of September 20, 1943, with reference to the financial aid which President Barclay wishes the Government of the United States to extend to Liberia for the maintenance of the Liberian Frontier Force.
The Department referred this matter to the War Department for its views
and has now received a reply indicating that the War Department is in
agreement with the understanding of the Department of State, as
expressed in my letter to you of September 16, 1943, that there was no
commitment on the part of this Government under the Agreement of March
31, 1942, to make any cash advances to Liberia for the Frontier Force.
The War Department states:
The Department regrets very much that a misunderstanding has developed in regard to this matter.