to Mr. Evarts.
Rome, March 31, 1879. (Received April 17.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of my recent note to the ministry of foreign affairs on the; case of Largomarsino, and a copy and translation of the minister’s reply. If Mr. Guiseppe Onesti had had the frankness to state in his letter to the Department of State the fact, which was doubtless known to him, that Largomarsino had still but a few months to serve, he would have saved all parties unnecessary annoyance, as in such case I should not, without positive instructions to that effect, have again addressed the Italian Government on the subject.
I have, &c.,