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

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: I have received your letter of July 14, 1927, in which you enclose translation of an article published in the July 10, 1927, issue of the New York newspaper Nuovo Mondo, attacking His Majesty the King of Italy.

I desire to express to you my regret that any newspaper published in this country should have so little regard for good taste and international courtesy as to print such material.

At the same time I do not think that, in the present instance, there would be any likelihood of successful prosecution under our laws.

Very sincerely yours,

W. R. Castle, Jr.