File No. 25010/36.

The Italian Chargé to the Secretary of State.

No. 1229.]

Mr. Secretary of State: Referring to previous communications, and in accordance with the provisions of Article V of the extradition convention of March 23, 1868, I have the honor to lay before your excellency a formal request for the extradition of Porter Charlton, who has confessed the crime of murder committed on the person of his own wife at Moltrasio, Como, which crime is specified in Article II, section 1, of the said convention.

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Your excellency has already been so good as to forward to me in note No. 864, of June 28 last, the preliminary certificate of arrest provided by Article II of the additional convention of June 11, 1884, with a view to the provisional arrest of the above-named accused.

In support of this request I have the honor to transmit herewith to your excellency the record of proceedings conducted by the court of Como in the case of the aforesaid murder. The papers are regularly viséed by the embassy of the United States at Rome.

Awaiting the Federal “warrant” and the kind return of the inclosed papers for submission to the competent court,

I avail, etc.,