The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador White.

No. 40.]

Sir: Referring to your No. 55 of August 31 last on the subject of Italian immigration into the United States, and especially to the agricultural regions of this country, I have to say that a copy of your dispatch was transmitted to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, and in reply Mr. Metcalf suggests that a copy of his Department’s letter of the 14th instant, answering certain inquiries of the Italian ambassador at this capital, be communicated to you.

A copy is inclosed. [Printed ante.]

I am, etc.,

F. B. Loomis.