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Document ReferenceBu 46/139
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 9 Nov 1859.
Date9 November 1859
Extent6 ff
LevelPiece
Content DescriptionConcerns claims made by British and American citizens against the Spanish Government for duties levied in Cuba; reports Calderón Collantes has argued that the claimants have no legal right to claim compensation; explains that although the Spanish Government have offered to increase the amount, they have refused to pay in full, and have refused to acknowledge the legality of the claims; discusses, in detail, Mr Preston's efforts to obtain compensation for the American claimants.
TermSpanish affairs, government
imports and exports, customs and excise
foreign relations, Spain and U.S.A.

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA6126Preston; William (1816-1887); Mr; American diplomat soldier and congressman1816-1887
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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