Count Corti to Mr. Fish.
Washington, May 26, 1874. (Received May 29.)
Sir: The Italian minister of marine has just issued a circular fixing the relation existing between the Italian ton and the measures of capacity of foreign vessels.
I have received instructions from my government to transmit the inclosed copy to your excellency. You will thereby see that, although no treaty stipulations have been made on this subject between the two countries, vessels belonging to the United States receive precisely the same usage as Italian vessels.
I avail, &c.,