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Document ReferenceBu 46/10
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 9 Dec 1858.
Date9 December 1858
Extent2 ff
LevelPiece
Content DescriptionRefers to a meeting with 'Her Catholic Majesty' [Isabel II] during which a letter from Queen Victoria was delivered; reveals that Her Catholic Majesty was informed of the regret that would be felt in London and Paris should force be employed to settle the dispute between Spain and Mexico; reports that Her Majesty feels she has waited too long for Great Britain and France to achieve a solution and she therefore considers the use of force justified; reveals that Great Britain and France are concerned that war 'might lead to very great and dangerous complications'; reports that it was suggested to Her Majesty that the San Vicente assassinations were not politically motivated; reveals that Her Majesty hopes Great Britain and France could still 'obtain for Spain the satisfaction which had been asked for'.
Termforeign affairs, Spain and Mexico 1858
Spanish affairs, government
Mexican affairs, government
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', French involvement
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', British involvement
assassinations, San Vincente

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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