Mr. Porter to Mr. Blaine.

No. 93.]

Sir: Your dispatch No. 55, dated the 3d ultimo, relating to the case of Nicolino Mileo, was duly received.

I have not yet submitted the case to the minister for foreign affairs, having had a desire, before doing so, to give a more careful study to the questions which it involves.

I expect to present Mileo’s case the first of next week, when the minister will receive the members of the diplomatic corps. I shall first submit a note and shall then ask that a special audience shall as soon afterwards as practicable be given to me with regard to the case and with a view, also, of urging the adoption of amendments to our treaties with Italy in relation to the subjects of naturalization and the extradition of offenders.

I have, etc,

A. G. Porter.