Mr. Adee to Baron Fava.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 9th instant, expressing the gratification of the Government of Italy for the presence of two vessels of war of the U. S. Navy at Genoa, on the occasion of the visit of their majesties to the Columbian Exhibition there during September next.

It has afforded me pleasure to inclose a copy of your note to the Secretary of the Navy.

Accept, sir, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.