Ambassador White to the Secretary of State .

No. 219.]

Sir: With reference to my dispatch numbered 213, of June 21, 1906, I have the honor to inclose herewith the copy, with translation of a letter which I have received from the president of the Italian Red Cross Society expressing his thanks for the remittance of $1,151 which he had received from the American Red Cross Society.

You will observe that the formal receipt for this amount, as doubtless those for the amounts since transmitted by me, as in accordance with your telegraphic instructions, will be forwarded to me through the foreign office.

I have, etc.,

Henry White.

The President of the Italian Red Gross Society to Ambassador White .

Excellency: I have received from the royal ministry of foreign affairs a check for $1,151 which was transmitted to me through your embassy and represents an amount collected by the American Red Cross Association for the relief of the sufferers from the eruption of Vesuvius.

I shall not fail to send to the royal ministry of foreign affairs a receipt for the amount in question, but meanwhile I desire to thank your excellency directly and deeply for having so courteously transmitted this contribution and I beg you to kindly assure the American Red Cross of the sentiments of profound and affectionate gratitude of the Italian Red Cross for such generous assistance rendered in aiding the poor people affected by the Vesuvian calamity.

I have, etc.,