PP/GC/CA/138 Letter from Sir S.Canning to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston, concerning letters received from the Spanish Prime Minister which do not further negotiations on the succession of Portugal, 18 April 1833
Letter from Sir Stratford Canning, [British minister on an extraordinary mission to Spain], Madrid, to Henry John Temple, third Viscount Palmerston: after sending off his official despatch that day, Canning has received two official letters from Zea and, although they have not yet been translated, they do not appear to take the negotiations any further. They seem to be spinning out the negotiations to no purpose. "Monsieur de Zea seems particularly desirous of entangling me in a discussion of matters of form." Canning wishes either to make progress towards a satisfactory result or to put an end to the correspondence without delay. 18 Apr 1833 The letter is marked: "Private" and arrived in London on 30 April 1833.
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Sir Stratford Canning, later first Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, British minister on an extraordinary mission to Spain
Portugal, Spain: succession, politics
Francisco Zea Bermudez, Spanish Prime Minister
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