Document ReferenceBu 46/89
TitleLetter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 5 Feb 1861.
Date5 February 1861
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionConcerns the capture of the British vessel the 'Louisa'; refers to a meeting with the Minister of Finance, Mr Salaverina, during which a letter from Vice Consul Mr Glynn was discussed; explains the letter reveals that the authorities at Algeciras [where the 'Louisa' was taken after capture] have called the act 'an unjustifiable and piratical violation of the British flag'; reveals Her Majesty's Naval Forces at Gibraltar may be employed to 'restrain the irregularities of the Spanish revenue vessels in the Straits' even though this action may appear hostile to Spain; criticises the Board of Customs for believing the evidence put forward by the captors rather than the explanations offered by the owners of captured vessels.
Termforeign affairs, Spain and Great Britain
Spanish affairs, government
maritime vessels, ships, Louisa

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6261Salaverina; Pedro (fl 1858-1859); SeƱor; Spanish politicianfl 1858-1859
NA7472Glyn; - (fl 1859); Mr; Vice-Consul in Spainfl 1859
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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