File No. 311.654At8/16

The Ambassador in Italy ( Page ) to the Secretary of State


750. Minister for Foreign Affairs earnestly requests my aid in obtaining release and prompt departure for Italy of steamer Attualità requisitioned by Italian Government, now under seizure Norfolk on complaint of Greek shipowner. Grain cargo Attualità greatly needed here. Baron Sonnino reminds me agreement had previously been reached with Department that no ships requisitioned by Italy would be subjected to seizure.

Nelson Page