Document ReferenceBu 46/4
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 3 Oct 1858.
Date3 October 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionRelays information from Marshal O'Donnell that there are sufficient Spanish troops to enforce the demands the Spanish made on Mexico in 1857 and they will use them if necessary, but that whatever measures are taken it will not effect the internal affairs of Mexico; details what he knows of the military tactics Spain are to implement; relays O'Donnell's intention to rigorously exact compensation for injuries sustained by Spanish subjects and the fulfilment of the engagements contracted by Mexico under the convention of the 23rd June 1857; notes O'Donell's observations that England and France cannot remain indifferent to events in Mexico, which will he fears lead to the annexation of Mexico to America.

Despatch No. 165
Termarmies, Spanish
wars, Spain and Mexico 1858
wars, tactics, Spanish in Mexico 1858
wars, compensation
foreign relations, America and Mexico
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', British involvement
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', French involvement
Mexican affairs, 'Mexican Question', American involvement

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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