Document ReferenceBu 45/12
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 7 July 1858.
Date7 July 1858
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionReports that he has discussed with General O'Donnell Earl Granville's comments on the Slave Trade in the House of Lords; expressed the British Government's viewpoint, that putting down the Slave Trade was not impossible, and that it could not be carried out without the knowledge of the island authorities, for whom the Spanish Government was morally responsible; they discussed the justice of the British Government's complaints; General O'Donnell promised to consider the subject seriously; he stated to the General that the Spanish Government could have no better means of securing an honourable place in history, than suppressing this abominable traffic.
Termslavery, slave trade
parliamentary business, House of Lords
politics, Spanish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
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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