Document ReferenceBu 46/64
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 10 Nov 1859.
Date10 November 1859
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the debt owed by Spain to Great Britain for arms; reveals the report carried out by the Commission is awaiting the approval of Calderón Collantes; reports that all arms and stores supplied 'are acknowledged to have been received, with the exception of 1000 rifles'; reveals some muskets may have been received from Gibraltar and subsequently paid for and this matter will be discussed with the Spanish Government; refers to the charge of five per cent which has been added to the cost of the arms and ordnance stores supplied and explains why it was added; reveals that a reduction of ten per cent will be offered on the whole amount in order to persuade the Spanish Government to settle the debt in one instalment on the 1st January next year.
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
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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