Narrative of the Expedition to Portugal in 1832, Under the Orders of His Imperial Majesty Dom Pedro, Duke of Braganza Volume 1

Narrative of the Expedition to Portugal in 1832, Under the Orders of His Imperial Majesty Dom Pedro, Duke of Braganza Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...exertions. The extent of petty manoeuvre and feeble delay which I am attempting to describe, can hardly be comprehended, I am sure, by an untravelled Englishman. The Marquis of Palmella was especially ob 164 MISCHIEVOUS INTRIGUES. noxious to the assaults and stratagems of the evil spirit that was so prevalent. No sooner had he taken oflice as Minister of Foreign Affairs in this self-styled but externally unacknowledged Government, than opposition was at work to injure his reputation as well as that of those persons who had been united with him in the late Regency of the Azores; and every endeavour was used to make them lose the confidence of the army, and of the emigrants who were from day to day joining our ranks from England and France. Palmella must have soon discovered, that instead of colleagues, he had gained competitors; that by the compromise into which he had been led, he had obtained but the shadow of power, while its reality was in the hands of those whose enmity to him was only masked by a shew of concurrence, and with whom " Peace itself was war in masquerade." At this time the public attention was a good deal diverted from the real objects of the Expedition by measures connected with the local LOCAL LEGISLATION. 165 legislation of the islands. Of this nature were the abolition of a certain tax in the shape of lay tithes, which pressed upon the poorer part of the inhabitants; the dismissal of all friars from their monasteries, with the assumption by the Government of the administration of the lands attached to them; and the throwing open of the convents, so far as to permit those nuns to return to their families who might choose to do so, allowing to each of them an annual stipend; while those who, from religious...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940830
  • 9781236940834