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LIBERIA PROPOSED INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF CONTROL IN LIBERIA AND CONTINUED

NONRECOGNITION OF THE BARCLAY ADMINISTRATION--Continued

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Feb. 27 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.)
(55) From Reber: Meeting of the committee, at which consider-

ation was given to question of sending experts to Liberia to
make detailed study; adjournment until March 2 for drafting

of proposed instructions to experts.
Feb. 28 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.)
(56) From Reber: Substance of the draft instructions to experts,

as determined by informal discussions. Feb. 28 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) (57) From Reber: Liberian committee's inquiry, for transmittal

to Finance Corporation, if loan funds can be made available to

a health officer in Monrovia. Feb. 28 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) (53) For Reber: Transmittal of message to Finance Corporation;

U.S. belief that Liberian Government should itself arrange for

the requisite funds for a health officer in Monrovia.
Feb. 28 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.)
(54) For Reber: Information that United States would raise no

objection to the sending of further expert investigators to
Liberia, although it had hoped the data available to the

committee would be sufficient.
Mar. 2 Memorandum by Mr. Ellis 0. Briggs of the Division of Western

European Affairs
Trans-Atlantic telephone conversation between Mr. Reber
in London and Mr. Marriner in Washington regarding the

proposed sending of further experts to Liberia.
Mar. 3 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.)
(59) From Reber: Liberian committee's acceptance in principle

of the draft instructions to experts as outlined in telegram No.

56, February 28. Mar. 4 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) (61) From Reber: Committee's approval of instructions to ex

perts and resolutions as to immediate sanitary measures. Mar. 11 From the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) (70) From Reber: Expected arrival in Monrovia of Dr. Howells,

British health officer, about March 12; receipt of further queries

as to funds. Mar. 19 To the Ambassador in Great Britain (tel.) (75) Finance Corporation's assertion that no request for funds

for sanitation has been received from Liberian Government. Mar. 30 From the Consul at Geneva (tel.) (54) Summary of information and viewpoint conveyed to the

Consul by League officials; request for instructions on attitude

to be assumed if again approached by them respecting Liberia.
Apr. 10 To the Consul at Geneva (tel.)
(35) Opinion that it would not be desirable for Consul to discuss

Liberian matter with League officials; instructions as to reply
to be made if again approached.

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LIBERIA PROPOSED INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF CONTROL IN LIBERIA AND CONTINUED

NONRECOGNITION OF THE BARCLAY ADMINISTRATION-Continued

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To the Minister in Liberia (tel.)

Instructions to telegraph summary of political situation
following Liberian elections, with recommendations as to
desirability of presenting credentials.
From the Minister in Liberia (tel.)

Report that incomplete returns indicate election of Edwin
Barclay to the Presidency; belief that presentation of creden-
tials would be desirable.
From the Chargé in Switzerland (tel.)

Intention of the League to put before the Council the report
on the work so far accomplished by the Liberian Committee;
League's desire to be informed in case United States wishes to
arrange participation in Council meeting.
To the Chargé in Switzerland (tel.)

Desire to be informed by League of any further meeting of
the Liberian Committee sufficiently ahead of time if possible
to enable an American representative to be present.
From the Consul at Geneva (tel.)

Résumé of the League Council's consideration of report of
the Liberian Committee.
From the Minister in Liberia (tel.)

Election of Edwin Barclay as President of Liberia and
James S. Smith as Vice President, inauguration to be January
4, 1932.
To the Minister in Liberia (tel.)

Instructions to continue relations with the present Liberian
administration on an informal basis.
To the Minister in Liberia (tel.)

Instructions for guidance in relations with the experts soon
to arrive.
To the Minister in Switzerland (tel.)

Instructions to convey informally to Drummond (Secretary
General of League) that U.S. Government is in sympathy with
what it understands the experts are endeavoring to accomplish
in the nature of reforms.
From the Minister in Liberia (tel.)

Information that experts are leaving July 26, having com-
pleted investigation.
From the Consul at Geneva (tel.)

Enumeration of chief points contained in a communication
from Sottile to Drummond indicating probable position of
Liberian Government when matter comes before next meeting
of Liberian Committee or Council.
From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.)

Improbability that experts' report can be transmitted to
interested countries in time to permit the Liberian Committee
to meet and submit recommendations to the forthcoming
session of the Council.

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1931 Aug. 19 To the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) (92) Concern over delay in consideration of experts' report;

inquiry if fixing of date of Committee meeting is imminent. Aug. 20 From the Minister in Switzerland (tel.) (108) Information that United States will be consulted as to

meeting date for Committee; that the hope is for a date toward

end of September. Oct. 3 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) (79) President Barclay's inquiry as to U. S. willingness to receive

a special envoy from Liberia to ascertain terms upon which

Liberia may obtain formal recognition from United States. Oct. 6 To the Minister in Liberia (tel.) (52) Belief that no useful purpose would be served by visit of a

special envoy prior to next meeting of the Liberian Committee.
Oct. 16 To the Chargé in Switzerland (tel.)
(139) Communication from Reber to Under Secretary General of

the League (text printed) expressing U. S. concurrence in
proposal for meeting of Committee in January, prior to next

session of the Council.
Oct. 31 From the Minister in Liberia
(104) Further indications of Liberian Government's desire for

formal recognition by U. S. Government. Nov. 24 From the Minister in Liberia

(113) Receipt of the experts' report. Dec. 9 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.) (86) Report of appeal from a council of native chieftains to the

League (through U. S. and British Legations) for protection

against the administration's alleged inhuman treatment. Dec. 12 To the Chargé in Switzerland (tel.) (167) Message for Drummond (text printed) indicating that

American member of the Liberian Committee is prepared to

participate in the Committee's meeting in January,
Dec. 17 To the Minister in Liberia (tel.)
(57) Receipt of information through Consul at Geneva of Liberian

efforts to have meeting of Committee postponed until April
1932; Department's reply to Consul (text printed) giving

opinion that postponement would be most unfortunate.
Dec. 18 From the Minister in Liberia (tel.)
(88) Information that new administration will take office on

January 4. Dec. 21 To the Minister in Liberia (tel.) (58) Receipt of information from Consul at Geneva that League

Secretariat still plans to hold meeting of Committee in

January. Dec. 21 To the Minister in Liberia (tel.) (59) Instructions not to participate in inaugural ceremonies, in

view of U. S. nonrecognition of the Barclay Administration.

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MEXICO AMERICAN ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING DESTRUCTION OF Towns in CENTRAL AND

SOUTHERN MEXICO BY EARTHQUAKE OF JANUARY 14, 1931

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1931 Jan. 15 From the Consul General at Mexico City (tel.)

Report of earthquake over wide area; belief that no American

citizens were hurt.
Jan. 19 From the Acting National Director of Insular and Foreign Opera-

tions, American Red Cross
Allotment of $5,000 for relief of earthquake sufferers, and re-
quest that Department transmit the money to the Mexican

Red Cross through the American Ambassador.
Jan. 19 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.)
(24) Suggestion that Department may wish to send message of

sympathy to Mexican Government, in view of the number of

deaths (over 200).
Jan. 19 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.)
(21) Instructions for delivery of the $5,000 from American Red

Cross.
Jan. 20 From President Hoover to the President of Mexico (tel.)

Message of sympathy to the Mexican people.
Jan. 21 From the President of Mexico to President Hoover (tel.)

Appreciation for message of sympathy.
Feb. 21 | From the Ambassador in Mexico
(211) Transmittal to the Foreign Office of two contributions

raised by Consul Richard F. Boyce, of Nuevo Laredo, for the
earthquake sufferers; receipt of note of appreciation from Mexi-
can Government for Boyce's action.

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REPRESENTATIONS AGAINST ACTION OF MILITARY PROSECUTOR IN SUMMONING

AMERICAN CONSULAR OFFICER TO GIVE TESTIMONY WITHOUT AFFORDING HIM OPPORTUNITY TO CONSULT AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

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Nov. 8 From the Vice Consul at Guaymas
(114) Receipt of an order to appear before the Military Prosecu-

tor in connection with an investigation being made of alleged
activities of General Pascual Gónzalez during insurrection of

1929; account of appearance and testimony given.
Dec. 4 To the Ambassador in Mexico
(7) Instructions to bring to attention of the Foreign Office the

Department's disagreement with the procedure followed by the
Military Prosecutor in summoning the American consular
officer to give testimony without allowing time for consulting

his Government.
Dec. 22 From the Ambassador in Mexico
(67) Request for instructions as to exact representations to be

made. 1931 Jan. 27 To the Ambassador in Mexico (79) Transmittal of exact form of representations to be made

(text printed). 591381–46_FOL. II -6

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AMERICAN CONSULAR OFFICER TO GIVE TESTIMONY WITHOUT AFFORDING HIM OPPORTUNITY TO CONSULT AMERICAN GOVERNMENT-Continued

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From the Ambassador in Mexico

Foreign Office reply to U. S. representations (text printed), expressing view, with reference to the Prosecutor's order to Vice Consul to testify in this case, that compliance with such a request is optional.

SHOOTING OF MANUEL GARCÍA GÓMEZ AND EMILIO CORTÉZ RUBIO, MEXICAN

CITIZENS, AT ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA, BY DEPUTY SHERIFFS

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June 8 From the Mexican Chargé
(02373) Report of the fatal shooting of two Mexican students by a

traffic policeman at Ardmore, Oklahoma; request for Depart-
ment's influence with appropriate authorities toward an early

investigation to determine responsibilities in the case. June 8 To the Governor of Oklahoma (tel.)

Request that, in view of possible international complications,
a minute investigation be made and results telegraphed to the

Department.
June 8 From the Governor of Oklahoma (tel.)

Information that complete investigation has been ordered,
and that the bodies will be prepared for shipment to Mexico at

State's expense. June 8 To the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) (164) Message from President Hoover for transmittal to President

of Mexico (text printed) expressing regret over the killing of

the two students. June 8 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) (184) Visit to the President and Foreign Minister, transmitting

President Hoover's telegram and expressing regrets of the

Department and the Ambassador. June 8 From the Governor of Oklahoma

Letter sent to the Mexican Consul at Oklahoma City (text

printed), expressing regret over the occurrence. June 9 From the Governor of Oklahoma (tel.)

Details of initiation of the investigation and of arrangements

for Colonel Clowe to accompany the bodies to Mexico City. June 9 From the Ambassador in Mexico (tel.) (186) Message from President Ortiz Rubio (text printed) express

ing appreciation for President Hoover's message. June 9 To the Mexican Chargé

Expression of regret over deplorable incident, and assurance that results of investigation will be communicated as soon as

possible.
June 10 the (

would be advisable for Colonel Clowe to accompany the bodies
only to the border, in view of possibility of hostile demonstra-
tion against United States upon arrival of bodies in Morelia.

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(1188) *Advice from Foreign Office, in reply to oral inquiry, that it

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