Document ReferenceBu 45/39
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 5 Nov 1858.
Date5 November 1858
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Collantes reiterates the friendly assurances offered by Ist£riz to the British Government, but disagreed with the Earl of Malmesbury's view that the Slave Trade could be suppressed by the more vigourous action of the Cuban authorities; Mr Collantes insisted that no efforts would be spared to stop the traffic, and that orders would be immediately sent to General Concha, instructing him to dismiss every official found conniving with the Trade or being negligent in its suppression; General Concha would also be asked to submit a report on the state of the Cuban Slave Trade; he suggested to Collantes that more plantations should be opened for police inspection, and mentioned the suicide of a number of Chinese labourers in Cuba working for tyrannical planters.

Mr Collantes assured him that if the Captain-General of Cuba had any suggestions these would be considered seriously.
Termslavery, slave trade
occupations and professions, labourer
death, suicide
agriculture, crops, sugar

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA6338Ist£riz; Francisco J. (1790-1871); Señor; Spanish politician1790-1871
NA6444Concha; José G. de la (1805-1895); General; Captain-General of Cuba and Catalonia1805-1895
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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