File No. 11675.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor.

Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith translation of a note received from the Italian ambassador in this city under date of the 7th instant, relative to the international expositions to be held at Rome and Turin in the year 1911 in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy.

I have the honor to request that appropriate mention be made of the proposed expositions in the Daily Consular Reports.

I have, etc.,

Robert Bacon.
[S. Doc. No. 321, 61st Cong., 2d sess.]

The President to Congress.


To the Senate and House of Representatives:

I transmit herewith a report1 by the Secretary of State setting out reasons why the invitation extended by the Government of Italy to that of the United States to participate in two international expositions which, in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Kingdom of Italy, will be held at Rome and Turin, respectively, in 1911, should be accepted and provision made by Congress to enable the United States fittingly to take part in the expositions.

Deeming international expositions of the comprehensive character of those it is intended to hold in Italy next year to be instructive agencies of the industrial development of the world and important instrumentalities in the advancement of trade relations, I give my cordial approval to the recommendation made by the Secretary of State and urge upon Congress timely provision in accordance therewith.

Wm. H. Taft.

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