File No. 2464/9.

The Italian Chargé to the Secretary of State.

No. 979.]

Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to have recourse to your excellency’s tried courtesy and to ask that you will, if possible, send me a copy of the provisions concerning the functions assigned to consuls of the United States in the making, writing, and receiving of wills. The information is desired by the royal minister of justice and pardons.

While thanking your excellency in advance for all you may be pleased to do in compliance with this request, I renew, etc.