Mr. Lawrence to Mr. Seward.

No. 11.]

Sir: In accordance with the request made by the Secretary of State in circular No. 30, I transmit herewith copies of the royal decrees of King Victor [Page 1380] Emanuel of October 29, 1861, and September 11, 1862, establishing for the kingdom of Italy a uniform system of rules and regulations for the collection of external revenue and customs dues.

These documents will be found to contain answers to most of the queries propounded by the secretary in the above circular, so far as this kingdom is concerned.

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T. BIGELOW LAWRENCE, Consul General.

Hon. Frederick W. Seward, Assistant Secretary of State, Washington.