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[Portuguese neutrality.]

Sendo-me presentes as criticas circunstancias da Europa . . . Sou servido Ordenar que acontecendo (o que Deos naõ permitta) suscitar-se Guerra entre Potencias Minhas Alliadas, e Amigas, os Corsarios das ditas Potencias Belligerantes naõ sejam admittidos nos Portos dos Meus Estados, e Dominios, nem as Prezas que por elles . . se fizeram, sem outra excepçaõ que a dos casos, em que o Direito das gentes faz indispensavel a hospitalidade . . .   Com a Rubrica do Principe N. Senhor.   (Dated 17 September 1796.)

£35

(Lisbon), Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo (1796).

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Folio.  Broadside, with integral blank f.   Wrappers.  

The French revolution of 1789 caused profound alarm in Portugal.   Fearing a French invasion fortifications were strengthened, the number of soldiers increased, and efforts made to recruit sailors for the Navy.   The decree re-establishes that enacted on 30 August 1780 and, to maintain Portuguese neutrality, forbids possible enemy ships to enter Portuguese ports.  

 

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