A letter from Santander, published in the Times, states that
MINA had taken a fortress in Catalonia, situated on a precipitous rock, and called Santuario del Hort. He found 300 prisoners, Carlists, and Catalonian rebels, there; all of whom he caused to be shot. This slaughter was perpetrated in revenge for the cruelty practised by the garrison on 150 Royalist prisoners, who were thrown over the walls of the fortress down the rock, and dashed to pieces. Such is the story.