Document ReferenceBu 46/30
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 17 Mar 1859.
Date17 March 1859
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionReveals the Mexican Government have instructed General Almonte to reach an immediate settlement with Spain; reports the Mexican Government has agreed to compensate the victims of the San Vincente and Cuernavaca massacres; explains the sum must be agreed using the mediation of France and Great Britain; refers to a note received by Calderón Collantes from General Almonte in which the Mexican Government questions whether it should be held responsible for the massacres at all; reveals the Spanish Government holds the Mexican Government responsible for the massacres; reports the Spanish Government cannot allow the settlement of the question to be delayed for much longer as the cost of maintaining Spanish forces on land and at sea is too great.
Termforeign affairs, Spain and Mexico 1858
Spanish affairs, government
Mexican affairs, government
assassinations, San Vincente
assassinations, Cuernavaca

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA7422Almonte; - (fl 1858-1859); Generalfl 1858-1859
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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