Document ReferenceBu 45/65
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 14 Nov 1858.
Date14 November 1858
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the alleged intention of Spain to declare war on Mexico and the American reaction to it; American will resist any interference in its affairs by a European power; the American Government want nothing to do with the disagreement between Spain and Mexico, but they will not permit Spanish influence in Mexico; he believes that the Spanish convention of 1853 is not the only point of difference between Spain and Mexico, and that if Spanish actions were limited to obtaining redress for what was considered a grievous wrong, America could have no justification for interfering; General Dodge maintained that America had no wish at present to annex Mexico, but that the arrival of a large Spanish force in Mexico could not be ignored, and there would be implications for America.
Termforeign policy, Spanish
politics, Spanish, foreign policy
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question'
foreign policy, American
politics, American, foreign policy

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7443Cass; Lewis (1782-1866); General; American soldier diplomat and statesman1782-1866
NA6418Dodge; Augustus C. (1812-1883); Mr; American statesman and diplomat1812-1883
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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