Document ReferenceBu 47/4
TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to J. Drummond-Hay, Morocco; 8 Apr 1860.
Date8 April 1860
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionAcknowledges the receipt of his letter sending good wishes on his Knighthood and doubts that Drummond-Hay would have to wait long for his promotion in the Order [of the Bath]; informs him he had been mystified by his messages about the negotiations with O'Donnell and states he wished to clarify the exact date and length of these discussions; informs him O'Donnell had agreed to evacuate Tetuan on receipt of the first payment; refers to statements made in his previous letter qualifying his position (see Bu 44/3).

Informs him it was unlikely that the Queen would remove O'Donnell and that his hold on power had been improved by the 'outbreak of Ortega'; states that there was the possibility of traitors amongst the Ultra Moderatos so the Queen will need to keep her current Prime Minister; Mulay Abbas must be 'green' to attach importance to the promises of O'Donnell; expresses concern about how the Sultan will pay the indemnity; informs him Henry O'Donnell has denied that Drummond-Hay's brother's house at Tetuan had been occupied by the Spanish army; details are given of protection offered by the military authorities.

States that he would relate information to Collantes about the status of the guard; informs him he did not know of the document Lord Carnarvon refers to and that he was surprised Lord Wodehouse did not deny giving advice to Morocco; states that Mr Collantes was a sincere advocate of peace.
Termpolitics, Spanish, foreign policy
foreign policy, Spanish
politics, Spanish, Ultra Moderatos
Moroccan affairs, 'Moroccan Question'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA6302Muhammad IV (d 1873); Sultan of Morocco; ( succeeded 1859)d 1873
NA6255Collantes; Saturnino Calderón- (1799-1864); Señor; Spanish Foreign Minister 1853-631799-1864
NA6095Wodehouse; John (1826-1902); 1st Earl of Kimberley; 3rd Baron Wodehouse 1846 created earl 18661826-1902
NA988Herbert; Henry Howard Molyneux (1831-1890); 4th Earl of Carnarvon1831-1890
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6225Hay; John Hay Drummond- (1816-1893); Sir; diplomat1816-1893
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