No. 706.

[Telegram from secretary of state, Madrid, to Spanish minister, Washington. Received 28th November, 1873—6.30 p.m.]

We can accept the restitution according the terms of your telegram. Inform Mr. Fish at once, and express the satisfaction with which I see happily terminated the negotiations between two nations who have been at peace during a century under different forms of government, and could not forget that they now happily live under the same institutions.