Document ReferenceBu 45/25
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 15 July 1858.
Date15 July 1858
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionReports that General O'Donnell has offered to General Lavala the job of Inspector of Cavalry; General Lavala's friends in the Progressivista Party recommended his acceptance on condition conditions; this would be an opportunity to influence the Government in favourable circumstances; the support for General O'Donnell of the more moderate members is secure; discusses the likely impact on the Cortes, and the views of ministers on this; this morning's gazette has published the names of forty new senators, mainly from General O'Donnell's immediate party or from the Progressivistas; states that General O'Donnell intends to weed the army of reactionary elements, that he had made changes to the King's staff and discusses his likely policies and supporters; comments on the possibility of the General establishing his administration on the principles of conciliation and moderation that he has proclaimed.
Termpolitics, Spanish, Progressivista Party
press, Spanish
politics, Spanish, Cortes
armies, Spanish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA7439Francisco (1822-1902); King of Spain and the Indies; ( King Consort of Isabel II)1822-1902
NA7447Espartero; Baldomero (1793-1879); Prince of Vergara; Spanish soldier and politician1793-1879
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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