Document ReferenceBu 45/70
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 15 Dec 1858.
Date15 December 1858
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the proceedings of the Congress; Mr Martinez de la Rosa was re-elected President; they discussed General Prim's condemnation of the war with Mexico, and the issues of whether Mexico had fulfilled her treaty obligations, and of Mexico's debts to Spain; they discussed Mexico's insolent treatment of a Spanish minister in 1856; relations between the two countries increasingly worsened and then a revolution in Mexico resulted in a government hostile to Spain; then after the events [assassinations] at San Vicente the Spanish mission from Mexico was removed; General Almonte and Mr de la Frage made abortive missions to Mexico; Mr Collantes argued that the naval forces that had been sent were on a peaceful mission to protect Spanish subjects; General Prim's amendment was voted for by himself alone.
Termpolitics, Spanish, foreign policy
foreign policy, Spanish
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question'
navies, Spanish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7461Rosa; Francisco Martinez de la (1789-1862); Señor; Spanish politician1789-1862
NA7423Prim; Juan (1814-1870); Marquis de los Castillejos and Count of Reus; Spanish general1814-1870
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA7422Almonte; - (fl 1858-1859); Generalfl 1858-1859
NA7462Fraga; - de la (fl 1858); Mrfl 1858
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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