Document ReferenceBu 45/71
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 20 Dec 1858.
Date20 December 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that a royal decree has been published, establishing colonial governments for newly acquired territories; the Spanish government will grant land freely to Spanish settlers and companies; discusses the planned development of the territories, in particular relating to land and taxes; discusses custom duties; the Governor has been granted about £10,000 to assist colonists in their first years of residence; about £5,000 per annum has been allotted for public works, £200 per annum for the Jesuit missionaries and £20,000 for setting up systems of government; military and naval expenses will come from Cuba's budget; communications will be set up between Spain and the colony; Don José della Gandera has been appointed governor; the garrison will consist of about 200 men.
Termcolonial affairs, Spanish
missionaries, Jesuit
religions, Jesuit

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7463Gandera; José de la (fl 1858); Señor; Spanish colonial governorfl 1858
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
PL2561/Fernando Po/West Africa
PL5711/Puerto Rico/North America
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