Mr. Sherman to Mr. Draper.

No. 52.]

Sir: I have been gratified to receive your No. 42, of the 10th ultimo, reporting that the Government of Italy has agreed to modify, in the sense desired by this Government, article 3 of the decree of January 26, 1897, requiring an Italian consular visé to be affixed to certificates of origin accompanying shipments of American meats.

The Department will be glad to receive any further information you may obtain in regard to this matter.

Respectfully, yours,

John Sherman.