Baron Fava to Mr. Foster.

About the end of August or in the beginning of next September their majesties the King and the Queen of Italy will go to visit the Columbian Exhibition in Genoa.

It being also His Majesty’s desire that the royal navy of Italy should participate in the celebration in honor of Columbus, a squadron of it will be present on that occasion in the port of Genoa, where many foreign men-of-war will assemble for the circumstance.

The presence in Genoa of some of the splendid vessels of the United States at that time would be very gratefully desired and highly appreciated.