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ous character than they have been for many years. Our citizens have long held, and continue to hold, numerous claims against the Spanish government. These had been ably urged for a series of years by our successive diplomatic representatives at Madrid, but without obtaining redress. The Spanish government finally agreed to institute a joint commission for the adjustment of these claims, and on the 5th day of March, 1860, concluded a convention for this purpose with our present minister at MadMadrid. Under this convention, what have been denominated "the Cuban claims," amounting to $128,635.54 cents, in which more than one hundred of our fellow citizens are interested, were recognized, and the Spanish government agreed to pay $100,000 of this amount "within three months following the exchange of ratifications." The payment of the remaining $28,635.54 was to await the decision of the commissioners for or against "the Amistad claims;" but in any extent the balance was to be paid to the c