• J. Scott Keltie
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The Constitution of the Republic of Liberia is on the model of that of the United States of America. The executive is vested in a President, and the legislative power in a parliament of two houses, called the Senate and the House of Representatives. The President and the House of Representatives are elected for two years, and the Senate for four years. There are 13 members of the Lower House, and 8 of the Upper House. The President must be thirty-five years of age, and have real property to the value of 600 dollars or 120l.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Liberia

1. Official Publication

  1. Annual Statement of the Trade of the United Kingdom with Foreign Countries and British Possessions. Imp. 4. London.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Blyden (E. W.), Christianity, Islam, and the Negro Eace. London, 1887.Google Scholar
  2. Buttikofer (J.), Reisebilder aus Liberia. 2 Bde. Leiden, 1890.Google Scholar
  3. Die Negerrepublic Liberia, in ‘ Unsere Zeit,’ Vol. III. 8. Leipzig, 1858.Google Scholar
  4. Durham (F. A.), The Lone Star of Liberia. London, 1893.Google Scholar
  5. Hutchinson (E.), Impressions of Western Africa. 8. London, 1858.Google Scholar
  6. Johnston (Keith), Africa. London, 1882.Google Scholar
  7. Reports of Council of the Corporation of Foreign Bondholders for 1895–98. Appendices. London, 1896–97.Google Scholar
  8. Ritter (Karl), Begründung und gegenwärtige Zustände der Republic Liberia, in ‘ Zeit schrift für allgemeine Erdkunde,’ Vol. I. 8. Leipzig, 1853.Google Scholar
  9. Schwarz (Dr. B.), Einiges über das interne Leben der Eingebornen Liberias, ‘ Deutsche Kolonialzeitung,’ Dec. 15, 1888. Berlin.Google Scholar
  10. Stockwell (G. S.), The Eepublic of Liberia : its Geography, Climate, Soil, and Productions. With a history of its early settlement. 12. New York, 1868.Google Scholar
  11. Wauwermans (Colonel H.), Liberia, histoire de la fondation d’un état nègre libre. Brussels, 1885.Google Scholar
  12. Wilson (J.), Western Africa. 8. London, 1856.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Scott Keltie
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  1. 1.The Royal Geographical SocietyUK
  2. 2.The Geographical Societies of ParisBerlinGermany
  3. 3.The Geographical Societies of ParisRomeItaly
  4. 4.The Geographical Societies of ParisLisbonPortugal
  5. 5.The Geographical Societies of ParisAmsterdamNetherlands
  6. 6.The Geographical Societies of ParisBrusselsBelgium
  7. 7.The Geographical Societies of ParisBuda-PestHungary
  8. 8.The Geographical Societies of ParisGenevaSwitzerland
  9. 9.The Geographical Societies of ParisNeuchatelSwitzerland
  10. 10.The Geographical Societies of ParisPhiladelphiaUSA
  11. 11.Commercial Geographical Society of ParisFrance

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