Document ReferenceBu 45/145
TitleLetter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 16 Apr 1860.
Date16 April 1860
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the likely punishment of the imprisoned Carlist rebels; Mr Collantes has stated that the Queen wishes the Carlist Princes to be treated with consideration of their rank, and wishes all to be pardoned; the Government however is mindful of the fact that General Ortega has seriously breached military duty, compromised the arms of his country in Africa and left one of Spain's most important fortresses defenceless; he [Buchanan] has urged leniency, but suspects that Mr Collantes thinks he should face capital punishment.
Termpolitics, Spanish, Carlists
civil disorder, insurrections
justice, capital punishment

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA7496Ortega; Gonz lez (fl 1860-1861); Señor; Carlistfl 1860-1861
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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