Mr. Hay to Governor Foster.


In view of the absence of the Italian consul from his post at New Orleans, the Italian Government has provisionally appointed Marquis [Page 445] Camillo Romano, second secretary of the embassy, to be gerant of the consulate.

He has been recognized in that capacity by direction of the President. I have the honor to advise you thereof, and at the request of the Italian chargé to ask that Signor Romano be accorded due recognition and all possible consideration by the authorities of Louisiana.

John Hay.