Mr. Woodford to Mr. Sherman.

No. 76.]

Sir: Yesterday, November 22d, instant, I telegraphed you in cipher as follows:

Secretary Sherman, Washington:

Spanish cabinet hope to finish autonomy decrees this afternoon. Their only difficulty is with tariff regulations. I think they will reach solution and publish decrees on or before November 25.


The cabinet finished discussion of proposed decrees granting autonomy, excepting the provisions relating to tariff regulations, yesterday afternoon. Another meeting is to be held this afternoon, and I hope that agreement will be reached thereat. Will telegraph you again to-morrow.

I have, etc.,

Stewart L. Woodford.