File No. 811.73/21.

The Secretary of State to the Executive Secretary of Connecticut.

Sir: The Department has received your letter of August 3, answering, by direction of Governor Holcomb, the Department’s letter of July 26, transmitting a copy of a memorandum of the French Ambassador in regard to the taxation of the Compagnie Française des Câbles by the State of Connecticut.

The Department has taken due note of your statement that the tax commissioner who has the matter in charge is absent on his vacation, and that when he returns, the Governor will take up with him the question whether he shall refrain from enforcing payment of the tax until the Legislature shall have had an opportunity to determine whether or not it will exempt the company from payment.

Further advices from the Governor are awaited with interest.

Thanking you for your attention to the matter,

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
A. A. Adee.