Document ReferenceBu 45/127
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 4 Nov 1859.
Date4 November 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Marshall Serrano has sailed for Cuba; before leaving he told him [Buchanan] that he had every intention of suppressing the Slave Trade, but that the vested interests of the island would be against him; he believed that General Concha's conduct towards the Trade had been "entirely pure" although he had failed to suppress it; they discussed possible means of suppressing the Trade; he [Buchanan] believes that the Marshall's intentions are good; Mr Crawford should use evidence taken from the African coast and elsewhere to convince the Marshall of the scale of the evil practice.
Termslavery, slave trade

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6383Serrano y Dominguez; Francisco (1810-1885); Duke de la Torre; Spanish general and politician1810-1885
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
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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