Document ReferenceBu 46/78
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 16 Sep 1858.
Date16 September 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses a letter received from the British Vice Consul at Valencia concerning the capture of the Gibraltan schooner 'Amalia' and its cargo; reveals they have been declared 'illegal prizes' because the vessel 'was captured beyond the six miles from the coast over which Spain claims jurisdiction'; reveals it is likely that the owners of the vessel will make a claim for compensation; reports that because the capture took place in open sea, an indemnity is due to the owners; reports this matter is of 'much international importance'.
Termforeign affairs, Great Britain and Spain
Spanish affairs, government
maritime vessels, merchant, Amalia

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