Mr. Olney to Mr. MacVeagh.

No. 210.]

Sir: Referring to your No. 209, of the 22d ultimo, and the Department’s No. 207, of the 6th instant, I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 212, of the 26th ultimo, in regard to the case of Vittorio Gardella, an Italian by origin, who, leaving his native land in infancy, emigrated to the United States, resided here many years, became naturalized, and, returning to Italy on a brief visit, leaving his family at his residence in the United States, has been arrested and drafted into the Italian army.

Your action in bringing the matter personally to the attention of the Italian minister of foreign affairs is commended and the result awaited.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney.