Document ReferenceBu 46/81
TitleLetter from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J.Harris], Foreign Office, London; 25 Dec 1858.
Date25 December 1858
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionRefers to a letter received from Mr Barrie reporting that a British vessel, the 'Heron' has been captured near Valencia on suspicion of smuggling despite being nearly 30 miles from land; reveals a note has been sent to Calderón Collantes demanding the release of the vessel and compensation for the owners; reports that if the captors of the 'Amalia' had been suitably punished, the 'present outrage would probably not have been committed'; reveals that although the British Government does not wish to protect smuggling, the Spanish Government must adopt 'measures for the prevention of such illegal captures in future'.
Termforeign affairs, Great Britain and Spain
Spanish affairs, government
maritime vessels, ships, 'Heron'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6263Barrie; Charles (fl 1858-1862); Mr; British Consul Spainfl 1858-1862
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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