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TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 24 Oct 1859.
Date24 October 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments on events leading up to the declaration of war on Morocco by Spain; reports from Drummond-Hay suggested the Moorish Minister [Khateeb] had agreed to Blanco de Valle's demands; comments on the Spanish desire to illustrate military power to other European nations; states that the tax burden necessary to finance war would mean that hostilities would be short lived; expresses satisfaction that Spain had given Britain assurances respecting the Straits of Gibraltar.
TermMoroccan affairs, 'Moroccan Question'
economy, Spanish
politics, Spanish, taxation

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6128Valle; - Blanco de (fl 1840-1861); SeƱor; Spanish politicianfl 1840-1861
NA6256Khateeb; Said Mahommed (fl 1858-1861); Moorish ministerfl 1858-1861
NA6225Hay; John Hay Drummond- (1816-1893); Sir; diplomat1816-1893
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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