to Mr. Bayard.
Rome , June 1, 1887. (Received June 14.)
Sir: I have the honor to report that I have just received from the Italian minister of foreign affairs a note informing me that the ratification of the additional articles adopted by the international convention for the protection of industrial property has been postponed in consequence of unforeseen disagreements between some of the contracting parties, and that the conference of the diplomatic representatives of the several states adhering to the Union can not take place until answers have been received to certain questions which are about to be addressed to the Governments of said states.
The minister also informs me that he has communicated the details on this subject to the Italian minister at Washington.
I have, etc.,