Document ReferenceBu 46/138
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, San Ildefonso, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 20 July 1859.
Date20 July 1859
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionConcerns the claims made against the Spanish Government for duties levied in Cuba in 1845; reports the United States expects the Spanish Government to pay, in full, the duties which were 'improperly extracted from American citizens'; explains the United States hopes to settle the question of interest by putting forward the case of the 'Amistad', a Cuban vessel brought into an American port by slaves seeking their freedom; reveals that a claim for compensation regarding the 'Amistad' has been made by Spain, and therefore some arrangement could possibly be made which would satisfy both countries in their respective claims for compensation.
TermSpanish affairs, government
foreign relations, Spain and U.S.A.
imports and exports, customs and excise
maritime vessels, ships, Amistad

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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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