Document ReferenceBu 45/21
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 7 July 1858.
Date7 July 1858
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionReports that he has received from Mr Drummond-Hay a copy of a letter addressed to him from Mr Porro, regarding the alleged complicity of Don Carlos de España in a fraudulent transaction; it appears that Don Carlos has betrayed to Mr Porro confidential information confided to him by Mr Drummond-Hay regarding the British Government's attempts to persuade the Moroccan Government to build a port on the coast; Mr-Drummond Hay did not have enough information on this to bring a formal accusation to his Spanish colleague; he has brought the matter to the attention of Señor Ist£riz, and informed him that Mr Hay will now abstain from giving confidential information to Don Carlos; the President of the Council and Señor Comyn assured him that Don Carlos would be immediately recalled.
Termtaxation, tax fraud
financial affairs, fraud

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6225Hay; John Hay Drummond- (1816-1893); Sir; diplomat1816-1893
NA6338Ist£riz; Francisco J. (1790-1871); Señor; Spanish politician1790-1871
NA7413Porra; - (fl 1858); Señorfl 1858
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA6227Comyn; Juan (fl 1858-1861); Señor; Spanish Under Secretary of Statefl 1858-1861
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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