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TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 15 Nov 1859.
Date15 November 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionConcerns claims made against the Spanish Government for duties levied in Cuba; reveals Calderón Collantes is willing to come to an arrangement with Mr Preston over the American claims; reports the Spanish Government are unwilling to pay interest as they do not wish to acknowledge the legality of the claims; suggests to Mr Collantes that the Spanish Government could instead increase the amount offered; discusses an interview with Mr Preston and states that Mr Collantes had left open the question of settlement until Mr Preston could report that the President of the United States had agreed to the arrangement; expresses regret that Mr Collantes had not written a note for Mr Preston to take with him to the United States.
TermSpanish affairs, government
foreign relations, Spain and U.S.A.
imports and exports, customs and excise

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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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