Mr. Gresham to Baron Fava.

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 27th ultimo, and to inform you in reply that inasmuch as it appears from the statements therein contained that the importation of salt into Sicily and Sardinia is not prohibited, and that salt imported from the United States is admitted free of duty, the collectors of customs at the principal ports of the United States were, on the 7th instant, instructed to admit salt imported from those islands to entry free of duty.

Accept, Mr. Ambassador, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.