Mr. Marsh to Mr. Seward

No. 117.]

Sir: I have received from the minister of foreign affairs official notice that the office of that ministry will be transferred to Florence on the fifteenth day of [Page 143] May next, but I have been since informed by the secretary general that it is doubtful whether the minister of foreign affairs Will be at that city in person before the end of the month.

It is understood that the King leaves Turin for Florence to-day, but no formal announcement of his change of residence has been made.

I shall remain at Turin until the removal of the public offices actually takes place, and shall then proceed to the new capital.

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State.