The Italian Ambassador ( Martino ) to the Assistant Secretary of State ( Castle )

My Dear Mr. Castle: A few days ago I wrote to you a long letter7 concerning the publication of indecent articles against H. M. the King of Italy in some radical papers of New York.

Here enclosed I am sending you a translation of an article which appeared in the issue of July 10th of the Nuovo Mondo an Italian newspaper of New York.7

The article contains, among other indecent expressions, a threat of assassination which is, in my belief, a clear encouragement to crime.

I feel that it is my duty to submit this case to your attention because it seems to me that instigation to commit murder, especially against the Head of a foreign Government, is a crime in itself.

Believe me [etc.]

G. de Martino
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