Mr. Seward to Mr. King.

No. 55.]

Sir: I have to inform you that in the “act making appropriation for the consular and diplomatic expenses of the government, for the year ending 30th June, 1868, and for other purposes,” approved February 28th, 1867, it is provided that “no money hereby or otherwise appropriated shall be paid for the support of an American legation at Rome, from and after the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.”

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Rufus King, Esq., &c., &c., &c.