Count Vinci to Mr. Sherman.

Mr. Secretary of State: With reference to my note of the 26th of March last, I have the honor to inform your excellency that from the reading of a bulletin of the royal ministry of foreign affairs which reached me the day before last, the royal ministry of agriculture, industry, and commerce, by a decree of the 28th of January last, has prescribed that from that date all swine’s flesh (salted, smoked, or preserved in any other way) shall be admitted into Italy with the certificate of origin from the local authorities, without the obligation of the consular visé.

Accept, etc.,

C. C. Vinci.