File No. 5727/141.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Italian Chargé.

No. 543.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your note of the 4th instant, relative to acceptance by the appraising officers of the United States of the certificates of value issued by Italian chambers of commerce.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that this question has been referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, whose decision will be communicated promptly to you.

Accept, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.