Document ReferenceBu 46/53
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 20 May 1859.
Date20 May 1859
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionConcerns a meeting with Mr Prendergast, the Representative of the Spanish Foreign Office in the Commission for liquidating the debt due to Great Britain; reveals the Commission has made only minor modifications to the debt, which it is hoped will be settled soon; reveals the Commission now agrees the number of rifles supplied to be more or less correct; refers to the 'praiseworthy manner' in which the Commission carried out their instructions; explains the papers regarding the debt 'were in the greatest state of confusion'; reveals previous requests for repayment of the debt, in 1835 and 1841, were ignored by the Spanish Government; explains that as soon as the costs of the arms and stores have been established, 'nothing will remain for arrangement between the two Governments'.
TermSpanish affairs, government
foreign affairs, Spain and Great Britain, debt
arms and weapons, supply of
trade, arms and armaments

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6299Prendergast; Jacobo (fl 1859-1860)fl 1859-1860
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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