882.63A/15: Telegram

The Minister in Liberia (Walton) to the Secretary of State

197. President Barclay has informed me that the requisite arrangements for experts as requested in Department’s telegram No. 128, November 27, 7 p.m., will be authorized.

Regarding question of food, he observed that considering the difference in living standards between Liberia and the United States his Government would think it more appropriate that a subsistence allowance be made to experts in lieu of food furnished directly by the Liberian Government; and that if this is agreed to by our Government and experts, he would appreciate advice as to what might be considered an adequate allowance.