No. 62.
Mr Bayard to Count de Foresta.

Count: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Ferrara’s note of the 27th ultimo, stating that United States vessels and their cargoes are not obliged to pay any discriminating duty in the ports of Italy, either as compared with Italian vessels, those of the Netherlands, or those of any other country. I communicated the facts to the Treasury and have received a letter from that Department informing me that Italian vessels coming from the ports named in the President’s proclamation of April 22 last, of which I inclose copy, will be admitted in the United States under the terms of that proclamation.

Accept, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.