Mr. Adee to Governor Foster.

Sir: Referring to the correspondence already exchanged between you and this Department in relation to the lynching of certain persons of Italian origin at Tallulah, I have the honor to communicate to you a copy in translation of a note1 which I have to-day received from the chargé d’affaires of Italy, in which he expresses his confidence in the assurances heretofore given by you that every effort will be made to further the ends of justice in this unhappy affair.

This Department, to which the President has confided the conduct of this matter in its international aspects, most cordially shares the confidence manifested by the Italian chargé, and is gratified to know that the authorities of the State of Louisiana will employ all legitimate means at command to visit justice upon all who may be found to have violated the laws of the State to the injury of the subjects of a friendly power.

I have, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.
  1. Printed ante.