Document ReferenceBu 46/120
TitleLetter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 10 Dec 1860.
Date10 December 1860
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionRefers to claims made by the Baptist Missionary Society of London against the Spanish Government for compensation for the property they were forced to abandon when they were expelled from Fernando Po in 1859; reveals the Governor of the island considers the claims to be unfounded because the Society destroyed several of the houses and left the chapel in ruins; explains these actions were contrary to the laws of Spain and reveals only one missionary had been allowed to stay on the island since 1846; reports it is unlikely that the Spanish Government will increase their offer of £995.
Termforeign affairs, Spain
religions, Baptist
clubs and societies, Baptist Missionary Society
religious affairs, intolerance

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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