Document ReferenceBu 46/115
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris] Foreign Office, London; 5 Nov 1858.
Date5 November 1858
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to the claims made by British subjects against the Spanish Government for duties levied on provisions and lumber in Cuba in 1843; explains these claims were made due to the revocation of a decree admitting the free importation of such Comodities; reports that 'credit will be opened at the Havanah in favour of the claimants for sums equal to one third of the duties levied'; reveals the Spanish Government have agreed to offer £250 to four of the claimants; reveals this sum is less than was offered in 1854 and will therefore be rejected; reports a similar offer for compensation has been made to American claimants; explains the Spanish Government is unwilling to settle the British claims until an agreement has been made with the United States.
Termforeign relations, Spain and Great Britain
foreign relations, Spain and U.S.A.
imports and exports, customs and excise

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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