No. 464.
Mr. Reed to Mr. Evarts.

No. 13.]

Sir: One of the results of the pacification of the Island of Cuba has been the termination, by royal decree, of the sentence of suspension imposed on certain Spanish journals and the withdrawal of all accusations pending’ before the tribunals established under the royal decree of 31st December, 1875.

The royal decree first above mentioned, a copy and translation of which I beg to inclose, appeared in the Gaceta de Madrid of this morning.

I have, &c.,

DWIGHT T. REED.
[Inclosure in No. 13.—Translation.]

Royal decree.

ministry of grace and justice.

For the happy reason of the complete pacification of the Island of Cuba, and in conformity with the opinion of my council of ministers, I decree the following:

  • Article 1. The suspension of all the journals by virtue of sentence given before the publication of this decree is hereby terminated.
  • Article 2. The pending accusations before the tribunals created by my royal decree of 31st December, 1875, shall be withdrawn by the special attorneys.


  • ALFONSO.
  • Fernando Calderon y Collantes,
    Minister of Grace and Justice.