File No. 12426/4–7.

The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador Griscom.

No. 175.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 358 of May 12 last, in which you transmit a report of the cases within the last five years in which request has been made by this Government upon the Government of Italy for the trial in Italy of Italians for crimes committed in the United States.

In reply I have to say that the department desires to be informed of the outcome, that is whether the accused was convicted or acquitted in each particular case noted in the list of those reported by you. In those cases where the embassy’s records do not show the outcome of the proceedings and in which the information can be obtained from the Italian Government, you are directed to make such inquiry of the Italian foreign office as will elicit the facts.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.