The Secretary of State to the Irish Minister ( MacWhite )
Sir: The request contained in your Legation’s note of February 7, 1929, for the repayment to you of the taxes which have been assessed against the building now occupied by your Legation in the proportion corresponding to that part of the building occupied by the Legation has received the careful consideration of this Department.
It is, however, regretted that it will not be possible to render you the assistance you ask, and, in this connection, I am enclosing, as of [Page 235] possible interest to you, a copy of the pertinent portion of the opinion of the Solicitor of the Department of State in this regard.
I have to inform you that I am in entire agreement with the opinion expressed by the Solicitor.
- 43 Stat. 253, 322, 324.↩