811.111 Quota/166

The Secretary of State to the Italian Ambassador (Ricci)

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of April 11, 1922, regarding legislation on immigration. I note that you feel that House Joint Resolution 268,6 extending the operation of the Immigration Act of May 19, 1921, violates both the spirit and the letter of Article 24 of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation of 1871.

After considering Article 24 of this Treaty, I have the honor to refer to my note of April 1, 1922, and to repeat that the restrictions imposed by the law do not appear to be discriminatory against Italy or any other country.

Accept [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes
  1. Approved May 11, 1922 (42 Stat. 540).