The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador White.

No. 11.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Iddings’s No. 478, of the 5th instant, inclosing the passport of Ralph Gironda, presented at Naples for purposes of emigration by a person other than the owner.

Note has been made on Gironda’s application.

It would probably be useless to attempt to trace him, as he gives his occupation, “laborer,” domicile, “Chicago.”

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.