Mr. Sherman to Mr. Draper.

No. 137.]

Sir: Referring to your No. 119, of the 5th of February last, I inclose a copy of a note from the Italian chargé d’affaires at this capital, from which it appears that the Italian circular of January 28 last, relative to the abolition of the consular visé on certificates accompanying exports of swine’s flesh from the United States, has never been communicated to the Italian consular officers in this country.

The Department can not understand the delay, and trusts that these officers will immediately receive the necessary instructions.

Respectfully, yours,

John Sherman.