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The Chargé in Latvia (Cole) to the Secretary of State

No. 8322

Sir: With reference to the penultimate paragraph of the Department’s Instruction No. 882, dated November 17, 1931, I have the honor to report that the British consul in Riga informed the Legation verbally today, that British subjects are now paying an annual sojourn tax in Latvia of two Lats.

American citizens, it will be recalled, are charged a registration fee of two lats per annum.

Respectfully yours,

Felix Cole