|Content Description||Reports the views of the Minister of Marine [?] [Admiral Luesada] on the policy of Spain towards Mexico; states his view of the necessity and inevitability of the use of Spanish force against Mexico and America; reports on the gathering Spanish war ships and troops at Cuba; discusses the threat of Spanish pirates to the Californian gold trade; reports the minister's hope and belief that Britain and France would join Spain against Mexico and America.|
Relays the threat of ships, which are acting for the governement of Manilla gainst Philippine pirates, which could be used at short notice against American commerce; talks of the favourable balance in the Spanish Treasury; explains how he reminded the minister that Britain would benefit in terms of trade should America extend her territory; discusses the military tactics of Spain should she go to war.
Despatch No. 223