Document ReferenceBu 45/47
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 17 Sep 1858.
Date17 September 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that he has heard that the democratic party are raising funds, so that in the event of General O'Donnell being unable to carry on the Government, an opportunity may arise for reform of Spanish institutions; the Carlist party see a temporary success for democracy as the best means of advancing the pretensions of the Count of MontemolĂ­n; discusses the security of General O'Donnell's Government and Queen Isabella's throne; there is a danger the General may be ousted by a court intrigue, but he seems assured of the favour of the Queen, and confident the that Cortes about to be elected will have a large majority of members with constitutional, but not "Progressivista" opinions; one of his colleagues however, believes that these hopes will be disappointed.
Termpolitics, Spanish, Carlists
politics, Spanish, Democrats
politics, Spanish, reform

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6382Carlos Luis (1818-1861); Count of MontemolĂ­n; (son of the pretender Don Carlos; also styled Carlos VI of Spain and the Indies)1818-1861
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA7452Marsh; - (fl 1858); Mr; diplomatfl 1858
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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