Document ReferenceBu 45/198
TitleLetter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 21 Apr 1861.
Date21 April 1861
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports on a conversation that he has had with Mr Collantes on the "deplorable" situation in Mexico, and whether foreign powers should intervene; Mr Collantes said he would be willing to co-operate with Britain and France in establishing settled government in Mexico; however, if a foreign power should try by force to further its own ambitions at the expense of Mexican Nationality, Spain would be bound to oppose it; Spain may not go to war, but will certainly protest strongly against the aggressive American foreign policy; Mr Collantes complained of the United State's actions in capturing a Cuban steamer with one of its squadrons.
TermMexican affairs, 'Mexican Question'
politics, American, foreign policy
foreign policy, American
politics, Spanish, foreign policy
foreign policy, Spanish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA7521Miramón; Miguel (1832-1867); General; Mexican politician1832-1867
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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