Document ReferenceBu 46/142
TitleLetter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 5 Mar 1860.
Date5 March 1860
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that the Minister of the United States and Calderón Collantes have signed a convention; reveals the Spanish Government will pay an indemnity 'equivalent to the duties improperly levied by the Cuban Government in 1845'; explains that part of this payment will be held by the Spanish Government to settle the American claims concerning the 'Amistad', and any other claims pending between the two Governments; comments that Mr Preston has acted 'in a just and conciliatory spirit' and has made every effort to prevent any quarrel occurring between the United States and Spain.
TermSpanish affairs, government
imports and exports, customs and excise
foreign relations, Spain and U.S.A.
maritime vessels, ships, Amistad

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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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