The Secretary of State to the Italian Chargé.

No. 378.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your notes of the 20th and 26th instant, complaining of the treatment of Italian laborers by the Spruce Pine Carolina Company, which is said to be constructing a railroad in the States of Virginia and North Carolina.

I have the honor to say in reply that copies of your notes have been sent to the Attorney-General for his information and to the governors of Virginia and North Carolina for such action as in their opinion the facts seem to require.

Accept, etc.,

Elihu Root.