The Acting Secretary of State to the Italian Ambassador (De Martino)

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: I am in receipt of your letter of June 16, 1931, in regard to Il Martello. As you are aware under our regime of freedom for the press, it is extremely difficult to initiate judicial proceedings in respect to published utterances of the nature of those which you quote in your letter.

I am [etc.]

W. R. Castle, Jr.