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SILVA PAES, José da

Cartas do Brigadeiro . . para Martinho Mendonça de P. Pina, governador de Minas Gerais (1735-1738).  Copia feita em 1939 por Artur da Mota Alves e de propriedade da Biblioteca Riograndense da Cidade do Rio Grande.

£20

Porto Alegre, Oficina Gráficas da Imprensa Oficial, 1945.

Description

8vo.  30 pp.  Original printed wrappers.  

In return for the right to make land grants and collect certain fees there, Silva Paes, a highly competent professional soldier, wished to colonize Rio Grande do Sul, and 32 letters are reproduced here.   He had been is ordered to ensure the Portuguese possession of the Lagoa dos Patos by fortifying key positions around it.   He was interim governor of Rio de Janeiro whilst Gomes Freire de Andrade was absent in Minas Gerais (see Alden, Royal Government in Colonial Brazil, pp. 77 & 78).   Offprint from Revista do Instituto Histórico e Geográfico do Rio Grande do Sul, nº. 100.  

 

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