General Sickles to Mr. Fish.
Madrid , December 16, 1872. (Received Jan. 6, 1873.)
Sir: I have the honor to forward herewith a report, taken from the official gazette, of a discussion in the chamber of deputies between the first minister of the crown and Mr. Estéban Collantes, a conservative leader, touching colonial reform. A portion of the remarks of Mr. Zorilla are translated.
I am, &c.,