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Nov. 18 Same subject as No. 623.
Nov. 18 Reply of minister of state to note of November 15,
(see No. 616, supra ;) General Sickles regards it
unless otherwise ordered.
Nov. 18 Same subject; he regards the note as an invita(Telegram.)
tion to a discussion. do
Nov. 18 Asking that a vessel may be ordered to Valencia (Telegram.)
to take him to France. ..do
Nov. 19 Transmitting copy of Carvajal's reply rejecting
protest. Nov. 19
Transmitting copy of private letter from General
Sickles to Mr. Carvajal, dated November 6.
Nov. 19 Is waiting instructions..
Nov. 19 Popular feeling in Madrid violent and abusive....
Nov. 19 Good offices of England asked and refused, unless
on the basis of ample reparation. Nov. 19
Madrid papers announce the postponement of the (Telegram.)
question till Congress meets. ......do
Nov. 19 Correspondence sent to London...... (Telegram.) Mr. Fish to General Sickles. Nov. 19 Telegrams received; instructions will be sent im(Telegram.)
Nov. 19 Reports of further executions contradicted from
Havana, (see No. 733, post;) Spanish minister in
Nov. 20 Postponement till 26th agreed to...... (Telegram.) General Sickles to Mr. Fish. Nov. 20 Unsatisfactory tone of the notes from the minister (Telegram.)
of state. ..do
Nov. 20 Same subject; differences between representations
at Madrid and those in Washington ; arivises
minister to accept custody of library and property.
this Government must take into consideration
vessel cannot be sent to Valencia. General Sickles to Mr. Fish.' Nov. 21 Efforts in Spain to conciliate England.. (Telegram.)
Nov. 21 Receipt of instructions acknowledged..
Nov. 23 Same
(No. 639, supra ;) arbitration has been proposed
and declined. General Sickles to Mr. Fish. Nov. 24 Asking instructions
morrow, he is to leave; if a proposition is sub-
as just and moderato. .do
Nov. 26 Forwarding copy of note to minister of state, ask
for his passports. ..do
Nov. 26 President Castelar says General Sickles will re.
ceive a note to-day recognizing the pripciples
Nov. 26 Receipt of instructions; has notified ininister that (Telegram.)
he may defer reply to request for passports. ..do
Nov. 26 Trausmits the substance of a note received from (Telegram.!
the minister of state, containing a proposal for
an adjustment. ..do
Nov. 26 Comment upon the note of the minister of state... (Telegram )
ister of state.
vajal to General Sickles, and his reply.
16, 1858, that detention of American vessels on
gation of the sovereignty of the United States. 64 General Sickles to Mr. Fish.! Nov. 28 Has reason to think Spanish government will yield (Telegram.)
our terms; hopes to announce result that after
Nov. 28 Instructions received. Proposes to renew re-
quest for passports.
ter at Madrid respecting charge of effects of le.
Nov. 28 Announcing that it had been informally agreed at
Madrid the previous day that reparation should
quires whether it is true.
dispatches, that he had left Madrid, the reply
that those negotiations have dropped.
of state respecting settlement; comments ad-
incloses text of the
correspondence. Mr. Fish to General Sickles. Nov. 29 | Spanish minister yesterday made a proposal em. (Telegram.)
bracing substance of demands of 15th, with
slight variations, which has been accepted and 1
protocol signed. (See 707, post.) 4 ......do
Remain at post.
Nov. 30 Capture of Virginius made by order of commander
with Adiniral Polo. (See No. 707, post.) do
Dec. The delay on the part of Spain in carrying out
the agreements in the protocol excites appre-
dent's annual message, and of the protocol of of the United States, (cir.
November 29. (See No. 707, post.) enlar.) Mr. Fish to General Sickles. Dec. 3 Inclosing copies of Consul-General Hall's dis
patches. (See Nos. 734, 735, post.) General Sickles to Mr. Fish Dec.
3 Powers sent to Admiral Polo to negotiate place Telegram.)
and time for surrender of Virginius. 67+ ......do
Dec. 3 Same subject
in Havana respecting time and place of surren-
necessity there should be no more delay. General Sickles to Mr. Fish Dec. Admiral Polo will be instructed to lose no time (Telegram.)
in coming to an understanding. 3 ......do
Dec. 6 Semi-officially announced that his conduct is dis-
approved; he offers to tender his resignation. Mr. Fish to General Sickles. Dec 6 Alleged publication unauthorized; no dissatis(Telegram.)
faction expressed; important that he should
remain. 71 .....do
Dec. 8 A greement fixing time and place for surrender (Telegram.)
signed. General Sickles to Mr. Fish Dec. 15 President Castelar informs him of surrender of (Telegram.)
Virginius and survivors.
1873. 679 General Siekles to Mr. Fish Dec. 16 Requesting publication of telegram tendering (Telegram.)
resignation, and reply. 680 Mr. Fish to General Sickles. Dec. 17 Declining to publish telegrams respecting resig. (Telegram.)
nation, as it was hypothetical. 681 ......do
Dec. 18 Official information of surrender of Virginius (Telegram.) 682 General Sickles to Mr. Fish., Dec. 20 Tenders his resignation
Dec. 20 Stated in Madrid, by authority, that Spain will (Telegram.)
require the restoration of the Virginius. 684 Mr. Fish to General Sickles. Dec. 20 Resignation accepted; Attorney General decides (Telegram.)
that Virginius was not rightfully carrying tlag
at time of capture; saluto will be dispersed with. 685 .do
Dec. 20 Official advices of surrender of survivors ...... (Telegram.) 686 General Sicklis to Mr. Fish. Dec. 26 Asking for publication of correspondence respect(Telegram.)
not stated with whom the informal arrange.
honor once conceded by Spain, we could then
1874. make the other concessions to her.
given by General Rodas to subordinate com.
II.-CORRESPONDENCE AND NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE SPANISHI LEGA:
TION AT WASHINGTON.
three persons, taken from the Virginius; the
Asks if he has more authentic intelligence.
did not reach Santiago in time to stay exécula
tions, owing to destruction of telegraph wires; November 15.)
the Virginius a piiate. Copies of telegrams to Ad. Nov. 17 Spain cannot adopt a tinal resolution until all the miral Polo. "[Handed by
facts are known.
minister of state at Madrid, in which it is said
vessel into the hands of the arbitrators; the
authority of Spain is respected in Cuba; the to Mr. Fish by Admiral
evidence is conflicting; this is a reason for Polo.)
arbitration ; Spain is acting in good faith. Admiral Polo to Mr. Fish.. Nov. 20 Inclosing copy of telegram from minister of state,
in which it is said that Spanislı authority is re
spected in Cuba; peremptory orders issued.
question of an indignity to the flag; is willing
Greenwood and other witnesses will be taken.
Nov. 23 Inclosing telegram from Madrid that the reporter
hostile manifestations against General Sickles
1873. 9, Mr. Fish to Admiral Polo.. Nov. 24 Respecting the proposed examination of witnesses
in New York. Telegram from the secretary Nov. 24 Asking whether the United States will await the of state, Madrid, to Ad.
result of investigation by Spain; whether the
President will submit question to Congress ;
and for a statement of points of offense in view
of treaty stipulations and international law. 71 Memorandum of stateinent Nov. 24 Reasons why it is impracticable to wait; reasons or Mr. Fish to Admiral
why President must submit facts to Congress. Polo.
General statement of the points of offense. Telegram from secretary of Nov, 25 The news contradictory as to right of Virginius to state, Madrid, to Admiral
carry United States flag; it may appe r that Polo. (Handed by Ad.
she is the subject of reclamations against United
States ; Spain suspends her reclamations, and
demand it established.
United States, in the interest of all maritime
powers, (including Spain,) deny right of capture
pical. 294 ......do
Nov. 27 Mr. Fish reads dispatch from General Sickles ;
(See No. 651 supra ;) says the United States can-
Nov. 28 Negotiations renewed in Madrid; any arrangestate, Madrid. to Admiral
ments made will be carried out in Cuba. Polo. (Handed to Mr.
Fish by Admiral Polo.) .....do
Nov. 28 | Expressing satisfaction at happy termination of
negotiations. 707 Protocol of conference be. Nov. 29 Carrying out the agreement stated in No. 704.
tween Mr. Fish and Ad.
time and place for surrender ; expects them
of time. Mr. Fish to Admiral Polo ... Dec.
2 Delay appears unavoidable, and will doubtless
cease in a few hours; the President will then
rely upon immediate execution of agreement. 710 do
Dec. Is informed by General Sickles that powers have
been sent to Admiral Polo ; is prepared to exe.
purpose. 71 Admiral Polo to Mr. Fish ... Dee.
In reply to the last; his powers require him to
act in conjunction with superior authorities of
Cuba; has referred the subject to Madrid. in Agreement between Mr. Fish
Dec. As to time, place, and manner of surrender of ad Admiral Polo
vessel and survivors, and as to mode of render!
ing salute, if not dispensed with.
Transmitting evidence in order to show that the
Virginius, at the time of her capture, was not
18. Deposition of Adolfo de
ures make it appear to the satisfaction of the
acts connected therewith.
er of an intent of indignity to the flag of the
716 Mr. Hall to Mr. Fish...
(Telegram.) 717 ! Mr. Fish to Mr. Hall.
(Telegram.; 718 Mr. Hall to Mr. Davis 1
721 Mr. Hall to Mr. Fish..
(Telegram.) 722 Mr. Hall to Mr. Davis
tain-general and extracts from Cuban press.
and from letters of the vice-consnl at Santiago.
ing for American citizens the privileges of the
treaty of 1795.
Santiago de Cuba and the Spanish authorities,
done to seeure rights under treaty.
at Santiago and the Spanish authorities.
or denial of reported massacre, and to report at
earliest possible moment.
ample rights for all American citizens on the
in the eastern district and the British vice-con
sulat Santiago ; crew-list of the Virginius.
Limon, Costa Rica; steps taken by British au-