Document ReferenceBu 47/6
TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to J. Drummond-Hay, Morocco; 12 Mar 1860.
Date12 March 1860
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he had little good news to report; states that some of the ministerial journals disapproved of evacuating Tetuan and that the Spanish government had lost an opportunity for peace; reports the opposition press continued to inflame the situation which may cause the fall of the government; states he does not wish to engage in further speculation but that the Moors were wrong not to offer fair peace terms to Spain; reasonable terms would win them more support abroad; informs him further enquires among SeƱor Balbao's regiment have satisfied the authorities that he was killed and that Balbao's family wished to pass on their thanks to him [Drummond-Hay] for his interest; states that 'everything English' was at present a taboo subject; asks if he would remain in Tangier once O'Donnell had begun his march.
Termpress, Spanish
Moroccan affairs, 'Moroccan Question'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA6437Balbao; - (fl 1860); Lieutenantfl 1860
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6225Hay; John Hay Drummond- (1816-1893); Sir; diplomat1816-1893
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