Document ReferenceBu 45/44
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 10 Sep 1858.
Date10 September 1858
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionReports that the Cortes will shortly be dissolved; the moderate Progressivistas are sanguine about the likely results of the elections, believing that the new Cortes will be composed of moderates, free from both democratic and reactionary views; the Government's caution since it came to power has aroused fears that General O'Donnell is facing difficulties either from the court or from his colleagues in Madrid; it is therefore hard for the public to predict his future policy; the Progessivistas are satisfied with the revision of the electoral lists and this revision may indicate that the Government intends to act upon constitutional principles.
Termpolitics, Spanish, Progressivista Party
politics, Spanish, Cortes
politics, Spanish, reform
politics, Spanish, elections

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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