Document ReferenceBu 44/17
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 6 Jan 1859.
Date6 January 1859
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionInforms him that he read his [Malmesbury's] despatch to Calderon Collnates; comments on Spanish claims for compensation against the Sultan of Morocco for 'outrages committed by his Rif subjects' with reference to the opinion of Drummond-Hay; reports that the Sultan of Morocco was sending troops from Tangier to secure the release of Spanish prisoners and that Drummond-Hay considered the seizure of Rif vessels had reduced their chances of safe release; mentions the possible return of a cannon taken from the garrison of Melilla.
Termarms and weapons, cannon
Moroccan affairs, 'Moroccan Question'
crimes, piracy
military campaigns, prisoners of war
armies, Moroccan

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6254Abd ar-Rahman (d 1859); Sultan of Morocco; ( succeeded 1822)d 1859
NA6225Hay; John Hay Drummond- (1816-1893); Sir; diplomat1816-1893
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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