Ambassador White to the Secretary of State .
Rome , June 21, 1906 .
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your telegraphic instructions, received on the 19th and 20th instants, respectively, and reading as follows:
Fourteen hundred twenty-seven dollars twenty cents additional received from American Red Cross for transfer Italian Red Cross account relief sufferers from Vesuvius disaster. Draw Secretary of State, pay as before, and forward receipt Italian Red Cross.
Twenty-two hundred fifty-two dollars sixty cents additional received from American Red Cross for transfer Italian Red Cross account sufferers Vesuvius disaster. Draw Secretary State and pay as before.
In pursuance to these instructions, I drew on the Secretary of State, on the 19th instant, for $1,427.20, and on the 20th instant for $2,252.60. These drafts were immediately sent to the minister for foreign affairs, with the request that he transmit them to the Italian Red Cross and obtain for me the receipts from that association, which will be duly forwarded to you as soon as they are received.
I have, etc.,