No. 367.
General Sickles to Mr. Fish.

[Telegram—Received December 22, 1872, 4.20 p.m.]

Both houses of Congress have accepted, by decisive majorities, the colonial policy indicated in my telegram of 1st instant. Colonial and finance ministers resigned. Successors in accord with their colleagues and Congress. President of council announced that bill for immediate emancipation would be introduced before holiday recess.