No. 718.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Dougherty.

No. 115.]

Sir: I have received Mr. Stallo’s No. 230, of the 21st ultimo, reporting that the procurator-general of the court of appeals, in Messina, has moved that tribunal to discharge Salvatore Paladini, whose extradition has been requested by this Government under the treaties between the United States and Italy, on the ground that, being an Italian subject, he can not be extradited.

The only guide the Department possesses in the matter is the language of the treaties, which contain no such limitation as that suggested.

In reply to the legation’s request for a late edition of the treaties between the United States and foreign powers, I have to say that it is hoped a new edition, now in press, will soon be issued, when the request will be complied with.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.