Count Vinci to Mr. Hay.

Mr. Secretary of State: The acting royal consul at New Orleans, La., telegraphed to me last night that five Italians had been lynched by a mob at Tallulah, La.

I have answered the acting consul and have requested him to furnish more detailed information as speedily as possible.

Your excellency will do me a great favor by telegraphing to the governor of Louisiana, requesting him to send information by telegraph concerning the matter, and also to take measures for the detection of the guilty parties and the protection of Italian subjects in the aforesaid locality from mob violence, and finally to send to your excellency, with as little delay as possible, a report concerning the unfortunate occurrence.

I thank your excellency in advance for the reply with which you will be pleased to favor me as promptly as may be, and I avail myself of this occasion to reiterate to you, Mr. Secretary of State, the assurance of my highest consideration.

G. C. Vinci,
Royal Chargé d’Affaires of Italy.