Mr. MacVeagh to Mr. Gresham.
Rome, April 10, 1894. (Received April 23.)
Sir: On the 3d instant I sent you the following cablegram:
Delzoppo and Rinaldi found pursuant your cable January 26 and watched, but arrest impossible without warrant. Agent has never appeared with warrant. Italian Government now asks very prompt action as fugitives intend leaving country.
To this I received next day your reply, as follows:
Will Italian Government surrender Delzoppo and Rinaldi upon proof of guilt?
To my inquiry, dated the 4th instant, I this morning received a note from the minister of foreign affairs stating that the Government of the King could never consent to the extradition of its own subjects, but that the authorities were ready on presentation of the necessary documents to arrest and place on trial here Michele Delzoppo and Antonio Rinaldi.
On receipt of this note I to-day cabled you as follows:
Italian Government refuses surrender its subjects, but offers on arrival proof of guilt to arrest and try Delzoppo and Rinaldi here.
I am, etc.,