Document ReferenceBu 46/137
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, San Ildefonso, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 20 July 1859.
Date20 July 1859
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses claims made by British, Dutch and American merchants against the Spanish Government for duties levied on goods imported into Cuba in 1845; explains the Spanish Government have reluctantly offered to pay compensation but have argued that the decree which opened the ports was not approved by the Imperial Government; reveals Mr Preston has declined to accept this compensation; reports the Spanish Government agreed to offer compensation in 1854; reveals a note has been sent to Calderón Collantes informing him that British claimants are unwilling to accept less than the full amount of compensation, despite rumours to the contrary.
TermSpanish affairs, government
trade, merchants
imports and exports, customs and excise

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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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