File No. 2976/16.

Memorandum to the Italian Embassy.

The Department of State has received the memorandum of the Italian embassy, dated the 15th instant, in which the embassy states that it has reason to apprehend attacks by night riders on tobacco, the property of the Italian Government, stored at certain points in Kentucky and Tennessee.

The Department of State has communicated copies of the memorandum to the governors of those States, and has requested them to urge the proper authorities to use all precautions to prevent the infliction of injury on any property of the Italian Government in those States.