Document ReferenceBu 46/63
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 28 Oct 1859.
Date3 September 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReveals the report of the Commission to examine the cost of arms supplied to Spain in 1835 has been completed and delivered to the Spanish Government; discusses the inferior qualily of the final 100,000 muskets supplied; reveals Mr Collantes has been informed that if Spain will pay interest on the whole debt, the British government will reduce the cost of these muskets by fifty per cent; reports Calderón Collantes 'insinuated that Her Majesty's Government showed more anxiety to cover their debt than the French Government theirs'; explains he was reminded of the differences between the French and British debts.
TermSpanish affairs, government
foreign affairs, Spain and Great Britain, debt
trade, arms and armaments

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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