Document ReferenceBu 45/183
TitleLetter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 20 Feb 1861.
Date20 February 1861
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the bills being debated in Congress for the reform of the provincial administration; the main issues are the nominations of provincial governors and the constitution and duties of deputations of and provincial councils; discusses the outcome of the voting; Marshall O'Donnell has had an asthma attack; matters were brought to a crisis; this was resolved by mutual concessions; General Gavala has threatened to resign unless his demands are met; they debated the matter of parliamentary elections; quotes from a speech by Marshall O'Donnell and comments on the uproar it caused; comments that the intrigues and debates of the past week are sure to have sown the seeds of future conflicts.
Termpolitics, Spanish
politics, Spanish, reform
medical conditions, asthma
politics, Spanish, provincial
politics, Spanish, elections

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA7523Gavala; - (fl 1861); General; Spanish politicianfl 1861
NA6407Herrera; José de Posada (1815-1885); Señor; Spanish politician1815-1885
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA7524Calvo Aseusio; - (fl 1861); Señor; Spanish politicianfl 1861
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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