882.5041/5a: Telegram

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

7. Department has been informed by Firestone of the provisions of a bill in the Liberian Legislature this week fixing a minimum wage for workmen and “protecting the interest of the working classes.” It is observed that the act is to go into effect on February 1, 1943.

Please telegraph immediately a report on this measure and an estimation of its effects.