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                                THE SENATE                  
                                    OTTAWA, Canada          
                                                April 27, 19
                                             April 27 1944  
                    Myron Taylor, Esq.,                     
                16 East 70th St., New York.                 
                       My dear Myron,                       
Your very kind letter of April 24th reached me before I  
left New York and so I was unable to reply at once. It is   
good of you to offer your congratulations, but the path to   
successful discussions was prepared by yourself, and when any   
    difficulties arose you were prompt in removing them.    
I am very glad that you took action when you did, for  
there is no doubt that if things had been allowed to drift, the   
usefulness and even the existence of the Inter-Governmental Committee   
would have been jeopardized. As it is, we have been able to reach   
complete agreement with the War Refugee Board to establish the   
position and standing of the I.G.C. and I believe greatly to increase   
the potential and actual usefulness of both bodies. Once the atmosphere   
of s~spicion and misunderstanding was dispelled, it was easy to come   
to an understanding with the War Refugee Board and I see no reason   
why our relations should not continue to be cordial. Malin was a   
great help. In fact, you made an excellent choice when you selected   
him for the appointment of Vice-Director, and as you will have seen,   
       he and I worked together in the closest terms.       
I reached Ottawa yesterday morning and spent the rest of  
the day in seeing the relevant officials of the Dominion Government and   
in talking over matters with Senator Cairine Wilson who has taken a keen   
and profitable interest in refugee matters. I am finishing my talks in   
Ottawa today and go on to Montreal tomorrow where I shall see some of the   
leading voluntary workers. I have fallen in love with Canada itself and   
             wish I were forty years younger |              
Again, my warmest thanks both for the support and for the  
help you gave in what would otherwise have been a very   
difficult situation, and also for your great kindness and   
               hospitality to me personally.                
 I will let you know of developments in England   
       but I do not anticipate any difficulty there.        
    With my warmest regards to Mrs. Myron and yourself,     
                      Yours sincerely,                      
                    (sd) H. W. EMERS0N.                     
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