19 DECEMBER 1840, Page 8

Madrid papers and letters to the 10th have been received.

One of the chief topics is the declining health of Espartero. The Douro ques- the. v as keenly agitated, tied reports were rife of troops being about to he sent to the frontiers of Portugal. Scone slight disturbances had taken place at Cordova, the Exaltados insulting end assaulting the Moderados. Tile Barcelona letters give deplorable accounts of the state of trade, commerce, and the destitution of' die army.