Document ReferenceBu 45/196
TitleLetter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 1 Apr 1861.
Date1 April 1861
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionReports on a conversation he has had with Mr Negreti on the subject of religious toleration, and on the secret Protestant/democratic society recently discovered; Mr Negreti admitted that he had to abandon his intention of promoting the necessity of extending moderate toleration to British Protestants but he stated that the authorities would not interfere with those British Protestants who met privately; Mr Negreti felt that the nation would not allow him to adopt a course of greater toleration until many years had passed; he [Buchanan] mentions a request for assistance he had received from Matamoros, a Protestant Spaniard imprisoned in Granada, and his companion Alhama, and Mr Negreti promised to obtain royal pardons for them; the Chaplain to the British legation has officiated at several funerals.
Termreligious affairs, toleration
religions, Roman Catholic
religions, Protestant

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7450Negreti; - (fl 1858); Señor; Spanish statesmanfl 1858
NA7428Pidal; Pedro J. (1800-1865); Marquis of Pidal; Spanish Foreign Minister1800-1865
NA6097Caradoc; John H. (1799-1873); 2nd Baron Howden; diplomat; succeeded 18391799-1873
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA7531Matamoroa; - (fl 1861); Señor; Spanish protestantfl 1861
NA7532Alhama; - (fl 1861); Señor; Spanish protestantfl 1861
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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