File No. 811.73/19.

The Secretary of State to the French Ambassador.

No. 1513.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of July 12, 1915, in reply to the Department’s note of the 7th instant relative to the taxes recently assessed by the State of Massachusetts against the Compagnie Française des Câbles.

Your excellency invites attention to the fact that taxes against this company have also been assessed by the State of Connecticut, and suggests that the circumstances would warrant a communication to the Governor of that State similar to that addressed to the Governor of Massachusetts.

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In reply I have the honor to say that, pursuant to your request, a letter in the sense desired has been sent to the Governor of Connecticut.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing.