to Mr. Fish.
Quito, Ecuador , September 25, 1873. (Received November 4.)
Sir: Herewith I forward Nos. 1 and 2, copy and translation, of a decree just issued by the President of the republic, whereby those persons accused of political offenses, now expatriated from Ecuador, are granted the privilege of return upon proper application, &c., to the minister of the interior.
I am much gratified to be able to forward this document to the Department, as it betokens a spirit so entirely at variance with that which generally controls the governments of the Spanish American republics.
I have, &c.,