Document ReferenceBu 46/20
TitleCopy memorandum in French, drafted by the British and French representatives for use by Calderón Collantes and enclosed in letter sent by A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 7 Nov 1858.
Date7 November 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that the British and French representatives are authorized to present to their respective governments the following points regarding the demands addressed by the Spanish government to General Almonte.

1) The Spanish government is to receive official notification, from the French and English governments on behalf of General Almonte, of the sentences given to the assassins of San Vicente.

2) The Spanish government, while insisting on its demand that General Almonte accept his government's responsibility for all political acts of violence committed against Spanish subjects and the need for compensation in respect of such acts, is willing to submit these to the judgement of a competent tribunal or the arbitration of a friendly power.

3) The Spanish government cannot withdraw its demand that the Mexican government recognize the validity of the 1853 Convention and undertake its enactment, but is prepared, immediately afterwards, to enter negotiations to reach a just and amicable agreement on Mexico's objections to certain stipulations of the Convention.

States that the Spanish government will give the governments of Britain and France the time needed to present these points to the Mexican plenipotentiary or his government, that it is counting on the mediating powers to impress on the Mexican plenipotentiary the advantages, and will instruct its representative in London or Paris to enter negotiations with General Almonte and the British and French represenatives.

Enclosed with Bu 46/19.
Termforeign affairs, Spain and Mexico 1858
Spanish affairs, government
Mexican affairs, government
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', British involvement
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', French involvement

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7422Almonte; - (fl 1858-1859); Generalfl 1858-1859
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6271Fournier; Edouard (1819-1880); Monsieur; politician1819-1880
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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