Document ReferenceBu 46/15
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 25 Oct 1858.
Date25 October 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReveals General O'Donnell is most anxious to avoid war; explains that if General Almonte cannot grant the terms demanded by Spain then negotiations will be brought to an end; reveals that Spain does not fear the United States and that a war between them will not seriously affect Spainish commerce and domestic industry; discusses a planned expedition from Spain to the coast of Mexico; reveals that the United States is 'looking to the question for a pretext to quarrel with Spain'.
Termforeign affairs, Spain and Mexico 1858
Spanish affairs, government
Mexican affairs, government
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question'
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', American involvement

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7422Almonte; - (fl 1858-1859); Generalfl 1858-1859
NA7535O'Donnell; Francisco J.I.L. (fl 1858-1863); Marshal; Prime Minister of Spain 1858-1963fl 1858-1863
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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