Document ReferenceBu 45/142
TitleLetter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 3 Apr 1860.
Date3 April 1860
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionReports that General Ortega, Captain General of the Balearic Islands, has landed at San Carlos de la R pita and raised the Carlist flag; the Spanish Government was expecting this; the Marquis of Havanna has been ordered to assume the Captain-Generalship of Valencia; it is said that General Ortega embarked the garrison of Majorca on board two steamers, one French and one English, which he hired at Marseilles, and to have told the Captain General of Catalonia that he was going to Minorca to put down an insurrection; he had previously been suspected of infidelity; he is a friend and relative of Mr Collantes; 40-50 men have taken up arms at Granda de Durro; discusses the measures taken by the Spanish Government to put down the rebellion; reports that there has been much uneasiness in Madrid for the last few days.
Termpolitics, Spanish, Carlists
civil disorder, insurrections
patronage, political

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7496Ortega; Gonz lez (fl 1860-1861); Señor; Carlistfl 1860-1861
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA7423Prim; Juan (1814-1870); Marquis de los Castillejos and Count of Reus; Spanish general1814-1870
NA6444Concha; José G. de la (1805-1895); General; Captain-General of Cuba and Catalonia1805-1895
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
PL5806/San Carlos de la R pita/Spain
PL5613/Balearic Islands/Spain
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