811.04551/13: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Herrick) to the Secretary of State

60. Your 22 [23], January 30, 8 p.m. Foreign Office states that convention with slight alteration appears acceptable. The taking of testimony by letters rogatory in questions regarding fiscal irregularities such as the recovery of taxes from a person who had previously made a false declaration of income or resources could not be permitted. Testimony in cases in “droit commun,” wherein the Government becomes an individual in a suit for recovery of stolen property or in a suit concerning a concession illegally or fraudulently acquired, can be permitted.