The Secretary of State to the Italian Ambassador (Tarchiani)

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of July 6, 1946,13 informing me that under date of June 28 the Italian Constituent Assembly, in compliance with its institutional law, has elected Mr. Enrico De Nicola as provisional Chief of State.

It is also noted that the inaugural ceremony took place on July 1, when the President of the Council, Mr. De Gasperi, who was acting as provisional President, transferred the powers of the Presidency to Mr. De Nicola.

Accept [etc.]

James F. Byrnes
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