to Mr. Fish.
Madrid , March 4, 1874. (Received March 27.)
Sir: I have the honor to forward herewith a copy and translation of a decree dated the 2d instant, and published in the official gazette of this day, indefinitely suspending the blockade on the northern coast of Spain, decreed on the 31st of January last. This action is understood to be due to the representations of France and England against the proposed measure.
I am, &c,