General Sickles to Mr. Fish.
Madrid , December 14, 1872. (Received Jan. 6, 1873.)
Sir: I have the honor to forward herewith a translation of a report, taken from the official Gazette, of Mr. Cisa’s interpellation respecting the sale of slaves held in Cuba by the Spanish authorities. The reply of -the minister of the colonies is substantially the same as that made by him in the senate to a similar inquiry reported in my No. 501.
I am, &c.,