Da formação de hum Ministerio Constitucional, e da natureza e extensão do direito de mandar e da obrigação de obedecer: precedido de hûa Introducção Historico-Politico sobre Portugal.
London, Richard Taylor, 1832.
8vo. iv pp., pp. (5)-40. Wrappers. Copy partly unopened. Tiny wormhole in inner margin, not affecting text, slight staining on title p & end p.
The author sets out his ideas for the formation of a constitutional ministry, largely based on the English model, and he criticises Portugal’s preoccupation with colonization, which has enriched the country whilst encouraging idleness. He was a staunch liberal who, when D. Miguel abolished the Constitutional Charter, fled to England in 1828 for political reasons and who later became a deputy of the Cortes.
Innocêncio II, 114, “pouco vulgar.” Canto, Ernesto, Catálogo das obras . . relativas os sucessos políticos de Portugal . . ., 144.