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TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 7 Oct 1858.
Date7 October 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRefers to an interview between Mr Powles and the Minister of Finance, Mr Salaverina ; reveals Mr Salaverina spoke of the error which had been committed in 1851 and 'expressed his own personal wish that the wrong then done to the creditors of Spain' should be remedied; discusses the advice given by Mr Salaverina to Mr Powles; explains that public opinion on the matter could be improved through the press; reveals Mr Salaverina had hoped that the London stock exchange could be opened to Spain 'as a token of approval of the regularity with which she pays the interest on her acknowledged debts' but that he was informed this could not be done; comments on the reluctance of ministers to bring the question forward in the Cortes.
TermSpanish affairs, government
stock exchange, London
trade, with Spain

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6261Salaverina; Pedro (fl 1858-1859); SeƱor; Spanish politicianfl 1858-1859
NA6264Powles; J.D. (fl 1858-1861); Mrfl 1858-1861
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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