General Sickles to Mr. Fish.
Madrid , January 15, 1874. (Received February 16.)
Sir: I have the honor to forward herewith a translation of a note from Mr. Sagasta, dated 5th instant, announcing the organization of an executive authority in place of the late government. On the receipt of your instruction by cable, yesterday, authorizing official relations with the minister of state, I addressed a reply to his excellency, a copy of which is annexed.
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