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[Commerce with Madeira and the Azores]

Alvará . . por bem cassar, e revogar o Alvará de vinte de Fevereiro de mil setecentos quarenta e oito, permittindo sòmente que os Moradores das Ilhas em lugar de cada hum dos Navios de quinhentos caixas, que deviaõ navegar para os pórtos do Brasil, possaõ expedir tres, ou quatro de menos pórte, com tanto que vaõ das sobreditas Ilhas em direita viagem carregados de generos, que elles produzem, e nelles se fabricaõ . . .  (Dated 20 July 1758.)

£45

(Lisbon), Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo (1758).

Description

Folio.  (1) f.  Wrappers.   Two small wormholes, just touching text.

The Crown was concerned that many inhabitants of the Azores and Madeira were emigrating.   The law of 20 March 1736 had stipulated that only fruit and foodstuffs could be exported from Madeira and the Azores to Brazil, it had established the number of ships permitted to sail there, and it forbade the importation of gold, diamonds or other precious stones;  that dated 20 February 1748 permitted only two ships from Madeira and two from the Azores to trade with Brazil.   Recognizing that fruits often failed to sell and rotted, causing hardship to the merchants, the law allows three or four smaller ships to sail.

Marquês de Pombal.  Catálogo Bibliográfico e iconográfico, 236.   Rodrigues 78.

01116

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