Document ReferenceBu 45/11
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 7 July 1858.
Date7 July 1858
Extent5 ff
Content DescriptionReports that he has read to Mr Ist£riz the British despatch complaining of the recent growth of the Slave Trade on the Island of Cuba, and gave him an abstract of Mr Crawford's reports; they discussed the slave trade; Mr Ist£riz believes that the British Government had not got its facts right; Mr Ist£riz referred to some alleged irregularities by British warships on the coast of Cuba, and made it clear how insulted he is by the British comments; Mr Ist£riz concluded by saying that he understood the British Government's complaint about the inefficiency of the Cuban authorities in suppressing the Slave Trade, and would do anything in power to ensure that Spain would does everything possible to fulfil its obligations on this matter; Mr Ist£riz is no longer Foreign Minister, but his successor will probably be influenced by his views.
Termslavery, slave trade
navies, British

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6338Ist£riz; Francisco J. (1790-1871); Señor; Spanish politician1790-1871
NA6444Concha; José G. de la (1805-1895); General; Captain-General of Cuba and Catalonia1805-1895
NA6446Crawford; Joseph T. (-1864); Mr; British Consul-General in Cuba-1864
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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