Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward

No. 18.]

Sir: The rebellion or insurrection of which you have undoubtedly been advised, and concerning which I have already addressed to you two communications, I think may now be considered as entirely suppressed. General Prim, the reported leader, has made his way into Portugal. The government forces sent in pursuit of the rebels have returned, and there at present does not exist in Spain any organized armed opposition to the government, though the proclamation placing Madrid Under martial law has not yet been revoked, but continues in full force.

With much respect, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.