Document ReferenceBu 46/70
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 14 Dec 1859.
Date14 December 1859
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that although the Spanish Government cannot find documentary evidence to show that 'arms and stores to the value of £472,290' were actually received, they have raised no questions regarding the cost; comments that this 'may perhaps be a reason for Her Majesty's Government giving a more favourable consideration to their proposed reductions'; explains the expenses incurred at ports from where the arms were dispatched were paid for by Agents of the Spanish Government and that the charge of 5 per cent demanded by Great Britain does not therefore seem justified; discusses the inferior quality of the last batch of arms to be supplied and reveals the British Government were aware of the situation at the time they were sent.
TermSpanish affairs, government
foreign relations, Great Britain and Spain, debt
trade, arms and weapons

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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