Mr. Marsh to Mr. Seward
Sir: I mentioned in a recent despatch that I had applied to the Italian government to permit the temporary establishment of a depot for naval stores of the United States at Cagliari.
I have received a reply, a translation of which is enclosed herewith. The decision of the Navy Department to defer for the present the employment of storehouses on shore, renders it unnecessary to prosecute the subject further, and I have notified the Italian government accordingly.
I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State.