The Acting Secretary of State to the Italian Chargé.

No. 387.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 25th instant, stating that Mr. Gino Speranza, an attorney representing your embassy, has met with great difficulty at Marion, N. C, in his endeavor to investigate the trouble which occurred in April last between certain Italian laborers and the Carolina company.

In compliance with the request which you make, I have to-day addressed a letter to the governor of North Carolina asking him to be so good as to direct the local authorities to extend to Mr. Speranza the courteous consideration to which he is entitled as the representative of your embassy.

Accept, etc.,

Robert Bacon.