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Memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State (Rogers) of a Conversation With the Italian Ambassador (De Martino)

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The Ambassador then brought up his favorite question of the two Italian Consuls in New York. He said that the newspaper accusations that these Italian representatives, Serafini [ Carodossi? ] and Castellioni [ Castellano? ], were implicated in the train affair were very embarrassing and that he wanted to know whether we had received a reply from the State of New York in regard to charges against them. I said I knew nothing about the matter and that I thought the public had forgotten it years ago. He said he appreciated that it was of no importance to us, but that he was constantly being called upon for reports on the topic. I said I would inquire whether we had heard anything from New York State.

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J[ames] G[rafton] R[ogers]